A 36-year-old female asked:
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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
24 years experience in Psychiatry
? 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.
Answered on Mar 10, 2019
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