Black stool

What is Black stool?

Black stool may be a sign of bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract, for instance from an ulcer or even a cancer. Black stool may also result from taking iron or Pepto Bismol.

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had diarrhea for two days and stool is black.just today started black stool

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
caused by pepto-bismol?

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

if 'pepto' is pepto-bismol then be warned that bismuth will cause black stool. If you...

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Ii have black still that smells horrible & is loose. What is going on?

I meant to say Black stool, not still....

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Should go to ER.

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you for asking.

YOU are reporting to have black stools with a bad smell.
Black stools...

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What should I do if i have a black stool ?

doctor1 MD

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detailed below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.

Welcome to Healthcare Magic.

If you have had black stools after taking pepto-bismol than you...

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