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What does it mean if the stool is black and looks more like small balls?
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Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics
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In brief: Black stool
Black stool can occur due to iron supplementation or due to bleeding in upper GI tract, latter known as melena.
You should have this evaluated by your physician. The small balls are usually indication of constipation.

In brief: Black stool
Black stool can occur due to iron supplementation or due to bleeding in upper GI tract, latter known as melena.
You should have this evaluated by your physician. The small balls are usually indication of constipation.
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
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Dr. Stephen Shapiro
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: ? Of blood
Black is blood until proven otherwise.

In brief: ? Of blood
Black is blood until proven otherwise.
Dr. Stephen Shapiro
Dr. Stephen Shapiro
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