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Is having grayish/black stool normal for a 16 year old?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Diet vs problem
The poo color is a reflection of either diet or what your body added to the stool as a waste product.
A gray/black stool could be the pepto-bismol you ingested for belly problems or a worrisome sign of abnormal bleeding in the digestive process. Write down all you remember eating over 4-5 days. If no pepto , take the list & a list of any symptoms & review them wit your dr.

In brief: Diet vs problem
The poo color is a reflection of either diet or what your body added to the stool as a waste product.
A gray/black stool could be the pepto-bismol you ingested for belly problems or a worrisome sign of abnormal bleeding in the digestive process. Write down all you remember eating over 4-5 days. If no pepto , take the list & a list of any symptoms & review them wit your dr.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Alan Falkoff
Family Medicine
In brief: No
No, this should get checked.

In brief: No
No, this should get checked.
Dr. Alan Falkoff
Dr. Alan Falkoff
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