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A 29-year-old female asked:

1st time ever i had black stool. i take vitamins and drink coffee a lot. why is it black/ dark brown color?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
? Melana: Hello. Black, tarry malodorous stool (melena) can sometimes be related to gastrointestinal bleeding. If this fits the description - it is best to have it medically evaluated.

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Last updated Mar 10, 2019

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