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How much should I worry about black stools?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Check for bleeding
If your stools are black, tarry (sticky) and have a bad odor - this could be gastrointestinal bleeding and should be checked out promptly.
As stated in a previous answer, some medications can cause black stools. It is simple to test the stool to determine if it contains blood.

In brief: Check for bleeding
If your stools are black, tarry (sticky) and have a bad odor - this could be gastrointestinal bleeding and should be checked out promptly.
As stated in a previous answer, some medications can cause black stools. It is simple to test the stool to determine if it contains blood.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
In brief: Bleeding
You may be bleeding.
Unless you are on peptobismol or iron supplements, your sstools should not be black. See a physician or go to er.

In brief: Bleeding
You may be bleeding.
Unless you are on peptobismol or iron supplements, your sstools should not be black. See a physician or go to er.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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