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Is it normal to have pieces of black or tarry stool?

Hi Dr. Samuel, Thank you for your time, Merry Christmas and God s Blessings be with you. Im just getting over the stomach virus (6 days) and still feeling very tired . When i got sick to my stomach I noticed that pieces of black or tarry stool came up as well. Still having pieces in reg. stool! Is that normal? Thank you and God Bless you Rachelle
Asked On : Thu, 9 Jan 2014
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Hi...black and tarry stools signify bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract...better get an endoscopy done to identify the source...till then start a ppi...

Dr. Ashish Verma
Answered: Fri, 10 Jan 2014
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