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A 24-year-old female asked:

just started taking iron 3 days ago. have been diagnosed with hemorrhoids and chronic anal fissure. stool was dark brown. should i be worried?

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Dr. Juan Cucalon
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Iron: Iron naturally tinges the stool dark brown. Your stool will return to normal once you stop the supplement.

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