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My Stools Are Very Dark
Tarry? Sticky?: Foul smelling? - if yes then get it medically checked out to ensure that you don't have GI bleeding. ...Read more
After drinking for a few nights, I noticed my stool was very dark, either black or dark green, should I seek medical attention?
Yes, immediately.: Black stool, especially when slightly loose and rather foul-smelling, often is an indication of internal bleeding of the upper digestive tract. The black stool is digested blood, and it is referred to as melena. Because the bleeding could still be on going, this is considered an emergency. You should go to the nearest emergency room, or call 911 if you are lightheaded. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more
I had my gall bladder removed 3 years ago. I have recently noticed that my stool is very dark. Am 57 years old. I take Olmesar h40 for my BP.
I have been having sharp cramping off and on in my LUQ for over a week now. Today, my stool is very dark, almost black, normal consistency. Emergent?
Go to ER: Black stool is often referred to as melena, a scientific term for blood after it has been digested in the G.I. tract. It is often a sign of ongoing internal bleeding. It is often soft and very foul smelling, but it is difficult to tell whether blood is present in a black stool without having a test performed. You should be seen ASAP. Don't delay. Good luck. ...Read more
Kind of embarrassing but, I have been drinking dark chocolate Atkins shakes lately. My stool is very dark now. Could that be the reason?
Yesterday i drank freshly squeezed beets juice today my stool was very dark(shaped) I have an ulcer, but no pain or other symptoms.Beets or blood?
Whenever I drink alcohol the liver area starts to hurt also my stool turns very dark. This lasts for 2 days then it disappears. Is this liver disease?
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