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A 20-year-old male asked:

hello doctors, i had black stool, swollen back opposite of chest, and discomfort abdomen, is it serious?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
B lack: (really black) and particularly if it is shiny is called malena and it is due to chronic bleeding from some part of the bowel. Get it checked out.

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Last updated Mar 8, 2013

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