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What causes black stool?

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Dr. Saumya Mittal

Diabetologist

Practicing since :2004

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Posted on Wed, 16 Dec 2015 in General Health
Question: im 18 yrs old and was wonderding what does it mean if I poop out something that looks like tar someone please help awnser no one has yet
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Answered by Dr. Saumya Mittal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Black stools

Detailed Answer:
Hi
I am Dr Mittal.
I have read your message.
I think I can help you.
There are 2 possible causes of black stools
1. a possible iron supplement intake
2. bleeding of the stomach.
First needs stopping the medicines and waiting 7 days.
Second needs urgent ugi endoscopy by a gastroenterology specialist.
So if you are not on the iron tablets meet a gastroenterology specialist asap.
Get a stool occult blood tested.
I have tried to make it as simple as possible. I hope that the information contained in this message will be able to help you find the best solution for your problem. Best of luck. Dr Mittal.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Saumya Mittal 2 minutes later
could there be an explanation on why it would be stringy
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Answered by Dr. Saumya Mittal 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes

Detailed Answer:
Blood clots can be stringy.
So yes it can be explained.
Best of luck. Dr Mittal
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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