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Causes Of Black Tarry Stools
Melena is also known as Black stool. Melina is blood in the stool that is black, tarry, sticky, and smelly. The blood in melena comes from high up in the gastrointestinal tract, and gets partially digested which is why it changes to melena. Bright red blood comes from lower ...Read more
No, test stool: Black tarry stool or melena is typically associated with blood from a proximal GI source. Ulcers in the stomach and vascular lesions can be types of causes. Wine itself and the pigment of the red grape do not change the color of the stool. Beets and other pigmented foods do alter the color. You should be tested for blood in the stool and possible anemia. ...Read more
Too much 'partying': Did you take any pepto before you went out 'partying'(which can turn your stool black), or did you drink to such excess that you caused bleeding within your esophagus/stomach? If you are young and otherwise healthy, and this happened only once, i'd advise caution- if you are light headed, dizzy, or this continues to happen, get to the doctor at once. ...Read more
I read on webmd about black tarry stools, I have one maybe 2 to 3 times a month, what does that mean?
Upper GI Bleed: Profile indicates history of cirrhosis, ascities and esophageal banding. In this case the number one concern is portal hypertension leading to bleeding esophageal varices or other associated upper GI condition, which should be ruled out as the cause of your melenotic (black tarry) stools. Recommend consultation with gi/hepatology. ...Read more
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