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What causes black specks in stools?

hello, im a 26 year old male. i go to the bathroom reguarly, 95 percent of the time my stool is solid. after i wipe i see tiny black specks on the toilet paper that look like pepper. i take a multi vitamin, and am on zoloft. i was wondering what this could be
Sat, 21 Apr 2018
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Hello,

Let me inform you that the consistency, color, appearance of the stool depend upon the diet taken.

If you do not have any symptoms then there is nothing to worry, just gross appearance or look or fecal material will not give any clue if no symptoms are there and it is useless to clear the doubt, still you can send the stool for test.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Akhtarhusain
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