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i think i hav small cut or damaged vein near anus causing black stool only at the beginning. which doctor should i see. my physician or any other.

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Dr. Daniel Kim
Plastic Surgery 15 years experience
Any physician : Any physician can scope the area. The black stool is usually caused by old blood.

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