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What is meant by a black or tarry stool?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree
In brief: Agree w Dr. Hemming
If stool is black, tarry and has a foul odor - this could be melena which is due to GI bleeding.
Seek prompt medical attention if that the case.

In brief: Agree w Dr. Hemming
If stool is black, tarry and has a foul odor - this could be melena which is due to GI bleeding.
Seek prompt medical attention if that the case.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: The stool is
black and sticky like tar from blood in the stool.

In brief: The stool is
black and sticky like tar from blood in the stool.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Blood
It could represent bleeding from the GI tract so go see your doctor.

In brief: Blood
It could represent bleeding from the GI tract so go see your doctor.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
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