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A 29-year-old female asked:

I have stomach pains after meals, and diarrhea, maybe 5 times a day. my poop has black specks in it. could this be serious? thanks

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Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: This type diarrhea is abnormal. Black spots in the stool can be caused G.I. bleeding or blood in the stool. Consult a gastroenterologist. Need to be checked for inflammatory bowel disease and colon infections

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