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Whats wrong if my poop is black?

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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Dark stools may be caused by digested blood from a stomach bleed.
A test for fecal occult blood should answer this. Some foods like blueberries or meds like pepto-bismol can also darken stools. See your doc and share any symptoms you have so you can get a good workup.

In brief: Depends

Dark stools may be caused by digested blood from a stomach bleed.
A test for fecal occult blood should answer this. Some foods like blueberries or meds like pepto-bismol can also darken stools. See your doc and share any symptoms you have so you can get a good workup.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Muhammad Irfan
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: See md

Could be blood in the stools which could mean some serious illness.
Also taking iron tabs can make stool black.

In brief: See md

Could be blood in the stools which could mean some serious illness.
Also taking iron tabs can make stool black.
Dr. Muhammad Irfan
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Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Danger

Black bm's should be considered digested blood until proven other wise.
Sudden death from bleeding ulcers, slow death from cancer...Ect, get to your doc. They can diagnose this in a timely bases. There are benign causes, like excessive pepto-bismol intake.

In brief: Danger

Black bm's should be considered digested blood until proven other wise.
Sudden death from bleeding ulcers, slow death from cancer...Ect, get to your doc. They can diagnose this in a timely bases. There are benign causes, like excessive pepto-bismol intake.
Dr. Ray Tidman
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