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Should I see a specialist for dark stools, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Regular doctor

Your regular doctor is a great place to start.
Not all "dark" stools represent blood loss, so your doctor will help determine whether you need to see a specialist, such as a gastroenterologist or a surgeon.

In brief: Regular doctor

Your regular doctor is a great place to start.
Not all "dark" stools represent blood loss, so your doctor will help determine whether you need to see a specialist, such as a gastroenterologist or a surgeon.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. Elizabeth Yen
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Regular doctor

Dark stools can sometimes be a sign of blood loss, but more commonly are a result of what your eat.
Certain medications can also make your stool very dark.

In brief: Regular doctor

Dark stools can sometimes be a sign of blood loss, but more commonly are a result of what your eat.
Certain medications can also make your stool very dark.
Dr. Elizabeth Yen
Dr. Elizabeth Yen
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