A 30-year-old male asked:
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good day. my stool is black in colour and i would like to know if it is fine or not?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
How do you FEEL?: Iron or bismuth medicines will do this. It can also be a bleeding stomach ulcer or other illness. If you feel sick, get seen now. If you feel well, mention this to your physician on your yearly visit.
Answered on Jan 23, 2018
Dr. Stanley Katz
46 years experience Dermatology
All depends: sometimes jet black stools can signify some GI bleeding, but may also be related to particular foods you ingest i.e. bluberries
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

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