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black stool that is brown on inside. could this be from too much grape juice and oreos? how long should it take for stools to go back to normal color?

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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 23 years experience
Watch: Stool can be colored based on foods we eat and food coloring, however black stool can be concerning in that it can be a sign of bleeding in the intestinal tract. If continues or associated with abdominal pain, lightheadedness, shortness of breath or any other unusual symptoms then see a doctor or ER as soon as possible

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