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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes black stools?

You didn't answer my question. Why is it a concern? Do i need to go to the clinic? Could my diet cause black stools. I haven't been eating much the last few days. I had a few chocolate mint girl scouts cookies and a salad yesterday. would that cause it?
Tue, 20 Feb 2018
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Hello dear

Warm welcome to
I have evaluated your query in details .

* Black stool can be from various reasons as
- chocolate induced ( via partially digested component ) - bleeding ulcer
stomach or duodenum - hemorrhoid - others .

Hope this will help to clear your doubt .
Wishing you fine recovery .

Always welcome for any further assistance anytime .
Regards .
Dr. Bhagyesh ( MS , FMAS - consultant surgeon )

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