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A 31-year-old female asked:

Kind of embarrassing but, i have been drinking dark chocolate atkins shakes lately. my stool is very dark now. could that be the reason?

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Not sure: usually chocolate does not cause dark stools. If the stools are black, particularly if they are foul-smelling, you should be checked out to see if you are having internal bleeding. Otherwise, I would stop the Atkins drinks and see if your stools return to normal. Good luck.
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