A 50-year-old male asked:
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hi i have take dhea for 2 days my stool has turned black should i stop ?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
Yes : Yes. Stop the dhea but i doubt it is the cause of black stools. You need to see a gastrointestinal specialist because you may have a GI bleed.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
Dr. Thomas Heston
29 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: A black stool is not normal and can be a sign of a serious condition. I would think you would like to get that checked out by your doctor. Stopping the dhea for now at least would be a pretty good idea.
Answered on Nov 7, 2012
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Shouldn't. call MD: Dhea should not give black stool. Black stool can be from iron, charcoal, bismuth (pepto), and blood. Can be seen with very dark foods like blueberries. See doc to make sure it is not blood loss.
Answered on Nov 7, 2012

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