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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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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