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What causes black stool?

respected dr,my father 83 yrs suffering hepatities c genotype 3, now he is taking calcium tab, with cremafin syrp.to day he is doing black stool, for hepatities c, , & revavirin is not start till now, my question is what is the cause of black stool
Mon, 28 Sep 2015
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Hello! Thanks for putting your query in HCM. I am a Gastroenterologist (DM). Black colored stool is an alarming feature as it suggest bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract. Since he is suffering from heptitis C, he may have developed cirrhosis. So I will suggest you to take him to Gastroenterologist who will advise for some blood tests and endoscopy examination.
I hope I have answered your query and this will help you. If you have any further query I will be happy to answer that too. Remain in touch and get-well soon.
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