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Blood in stool but suddenly turned red to dark blackish?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree
In brief: Blood bad in stool
Any amount of bleeding in stool, be it bright red, maroon or black demands prompt and thorough evaluation.
Many of the causes will not just go away by themselves and may be life threatening and or life shortening. Go for immediate evaluation.

In brief: Blood bad in stool
Any amount of bleeding in stool, be it bright red, maroon or black demands prompt and thorough evaluation.
Many of the causes will not just go away by themselves and may be life threatening and or life shortening. Go for immediate evaluation.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. TRUC DAO
black stool results from bleeding from stomach or higher intestin then blood is broken down by digestive enzyme to become black and very foul smell. You are hemorrhaging adn can die if left untreated. ER treatment immediate to stop bleeding
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: See a doctor
This needs to be evaluated by a physician to determine the cause of the blood loss.

In brief: See a doctor
This needs to be evaluated by a physician to determine the cause of the blood loss.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
In brief: See your doctor asap
as blood in the stool is never normal Black blood usually means it is coming from the stomach and has changed color due stomach acid and enzymes affecting the blood.
If a lot of blood or black or you are dizzy or weak go to ER.

In brief: See your doctor asap
as blood in the stool is never normal Black blood usually means it is coming from the stomach and has changed color due stomach acid and enzymes affecting the blood.
If a lot of blood or black or you are dizzy or weak go to ER.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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