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A 51-year-old male asked:

Can secondary polycythemia occasionally change stool color to darker brown? thanks?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Not per se: Bleeding in the intestine should be excluded. Polycythemia, primary or secondary by itself would not affect stool color. Your doctor can arrange to have your stool tested for occult blood. Wish you good health!
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