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What doea greasy jet black stool mean?

Dark-colored stool

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Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like PeptoBismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums. Silver-colored stool suggests bleeding from the biliary tree. Get checked.
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What does it mean if I have black stools?

Blood or iron

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vitamines containin iron, iron tablets, and Pepto bismol can all cause black stools. Bleeding in the stomach can also cause black stools
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what does it mean when you have black stool?

Could be blood

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Black stool, especially if it has a tarry consistency, could be a sign of blood in the stool. Medications, such as Pepto-Bismol, can also turn stool black. Just to be sure, you should see your doctor to check for the presence of blood in the stool.
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What does it mean if you have black stools?

Dark-colored stool

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Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like PeptoBismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums. Silver-colored stool suggests bleeding from the biliary tree. Get checked.
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What could it mean when you have black stool?

Black stools could

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be related to medicines/ vitamins such as peptobismol or iron. However, black, tarry, malodorous stools are like melena (gi bleeding). This would warrant medical evaluation.
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Dr. Thomas Rayson answered:

What does black stools mean in a 5 month old?

Diet or

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If there is a lot of iron supplementation in the milk or milk supplement this could explain black stools also of course an upper G.I. bleed which is unlikely send foods can also cause black stools especially ones rich in iron and minerals
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Dr. Imran Saeed answered:

Black stool with orange cloud. What could this mean?

Black stool

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regardless of what color cloud is needs workup. Most commonly its related to an upper gi bleed. You will need a full history to assess other symptoms and then workup. Please see a GI doctor.
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Dr. Peter Wilk answered:

What to do if I have black stools, what does it mean?

Nothing or something

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Many things turn stool black - like iron pills or bismuth (Pepto Bismal). So, unless it is a continuing problem, don't worry. However, blood from the upper intestine - stomach ulcer, polyp, inflammation does cause the stool to be black. If it is a continuing problem, see a doctor. Tests like an upper GI series or an upper endoscopy can easily detect a problem. Peter Wilk, MD
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu answered:

What does it mean if you have black stool and stomach pain?

GI bleeding likely

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Except if you on iron or eating large red.meat. Positive hemoccult test will confirm presence of blood. Need to stop ibuprofen or any nsaids and see a doctor asap.
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I have had black stools. what is going on and what does this mean?

Bleeding?

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It may represent bleeding somewhere in your GI tract so go see your doctor.
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