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If someone has melena, can he wait to see if it stops by the next day, or does he have to go to the e.R.?
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Dr. Mary Efremov
Internal Medicine
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In brief: ER
Black stools can be from taking iron, pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) or intestinal bleeding.
It may be serious if not from ingested medicines.Consultation with a physician and subsequent tests are needed.

In brief: ER
Black stools can be from taking iron, pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) or intestinal bleeding.
It may be serious if not from ingested medicines.Consultation with a physician and subsequent tests are needed.
Dr. Mary Efremov
Dr. Mary Efremov
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