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A 24-year-old male asked:

Went to toilet, first portion of the stool looked normal, but the latter bit was very dark (black?) & leaking red (like a beat). what may this mean?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not sure: Melena can be a sign of GI bleeding. It normally presents with tarry or sticky, black stool which is malodorous. If you have those symptoms please seek medical evaluation. Take care.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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