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What Is Meant By A Black Or Tarry Stool
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
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
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.
Melena: What endoscopy did u have—colon? Esophagus/stomach? Do u take iron supplement? Pepto-bismol? Beets? Nsaids? Melena suggests digested blood from upper GI source, but many foods/meds/supplements can produce black stools. Doc may order ct/ MRI &/or bloodwork to check for cancer recurrence or other causes. If only sigmoid checked, need entire colon & esophagus/ stomach checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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