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What is melena?
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Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine
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In brief: Blood in stool
Melena means dark blood in the stool, usually coming from before the large intestine.
Hematochezia is bright red blood in the stool, usually coming from somewhere lower in the GI tract. Either should be evaluated by a physician.

In brief: Blood in stool
Melena means dark blood in the stool, usually coming from before the large intestine.
Hematochezia is bright red blood in the stool, usually coming from somewhere lower in the GI tract. Either should be evaluated by a physician.
Dr. James Cunnar
Dr. James Cunnar
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Dr. Enrique Molina
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Black stool
Black tarry stool secondary to blood in the gastrointestinal tract.
Usually from the stomach or duodenum, but may be due to bleeding further down (small bowel, colon).

In brief: Black stool
Black tarry stool secondary to blood in the gastrointestinal tract.
Usually from the stomach or duodenum, but may be due to bleeding further down (small bowel, colon).
Dr. Enrique Molina
Dr. Enrique Molina
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