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What could be causing the dark stool ?

I am a 60 year old woman, who had a dark stool with a tinge of green when I wiped. What could be causing it. I have been tired quite a bit of the time also.
Thu, 28 Apr 2011
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Hi,
As your stool is dark and green tinge there is possibility of occult blood in your stool,at this age one should take it seriously.
And green tinge and occult blood in stool require few investigations.
Firstly go for stool test for occult blood.
Consult gastroenterologist and get yourself investigated.
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