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what does it mean when your poop looks like tar or drawing salve? i have no money. when i got home about three hours ago my husband was sleeping. he has copd. i put him on his oxygen on level 4. i have been watching him. his head was trembling until about

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. I am answering this three days after you wrote in. Black, tarry, smellystool may be due to gastrointestinal bleeding. He needs to be seen by a doctor. Even if you have no money, I am doubtful that an emergency room would turn him away.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Matthew Schwartz
25 years experience Radiation Oncology
This : This could be due to bleeding in his gastrointestinal tract, infection, or other problem. I would have him seen by your primary care physician or local emergency room as soon as possible.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016

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