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What Is Meant By A Black Or Tarry Stool
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
Had hard-ish black stool only today. Not tarry or foul-smelling at all. Ate a lot of blueberries yesterday. Not taking meds. I'm 16. Help?
You are fine: This is the blueberries. Do not worry! ...Read more
I am so confused about how bloody tarry stool looks like...compared to black stool. Aren't they the same thing?
Be cautious: If you have black stools and are not sure if these are tarry black, treat it as if it were black tarry stool and get a sample tested for blood. ...Read more
Does bleeding in the intestines would result to a whole black and tarry stool or just a portion of the stool?
I had abd pain 1 week ago lasting 3 days. Pain subsided. Today I had a formed black stool. Not tarry. What could this be. Dr has not called back yet.
Been stressed. No food for 7 days, and very minimal water sometimes none at all for the day Loss of10lbs. Today black tarry stool with a fowl smell.
I had an EGD three months ago and it was nonremarkable. Now I have black tarry stool and Hemoglobin of 10.2 Can you develop an ulcer in three months?
Check for GI bleed.: The tarry black stools most likely mean you have a GI bleed, more likely upper, but can be anywhere. You should get checked up on your cancer, and a full check of your GI tract is in order to locate the bleed. A colonoscopy would help to do this and rule out any tumor in this part of the bowel. See your doctor to check up on your bowel cancer and find and repair that GI bleed asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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