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Posted on Tue, 29 Mar 2016 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: Dear Doctor,
what can cause a black stool. Does it have to be fatal?
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Answered by Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein 50 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No but further tests are required

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome.
black stool may be sign of more or less serious conditions and one of these is bleeding from upper gastrointestinal system such as stomach or duodenum so you should do gastroscopy to rule this out and do red blood count. However it may be. caused by certain food and medications as well. Wish you good health. Regards
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