A 38-year-old female asked:
This is kinda weird but why is my poop black like tire?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
NOT good if melena: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums. Stop any nsaid's you're taking, ; call your doctor right away 4 evaluation.
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Last updated Dec 10, 2013
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