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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes black stool?

Hi, i just want to ask why do i have black stool? 2 days ago i saw my stool its well formed but 3/4 of it is kinda black in color its not brown nor dark brown, then today i poop and its a pea size poop only but its really black and jelly like texture what does it means? Tnx
Tue, 19 Sep 2017
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Respected user , Hi

Warm welcome to
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* There are different reasons for the same
- certain drug related side effect as iron preparations - bleeding
gastric or duodenal ulcer - certain coagulopathy with platelet or
clotting factors abnormality - inflammatory bowel diseases - tumors
of the intestine - others .

* This requires detailed case evaluation with laboratory tests and
colonoscopy further .

Hope this will help you .
Regards .
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