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Black Stool

I've been having black stool lately, along with lower abdominal pains, loss of appetite, and sore throat. What could be wrong?
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Dark stools can happen when you take pepto bismal and if you drink a lot of wine.  You need to be seen by a doctor.  Dark stools without the dietary items i mentioned and with you not feeling well could posssibly be due to internal bleeding.  Please don't wait to get attention.
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Might be diverticulitis....if it's been happening for awhile you should have it checked out with a gastro doc. Black stools = internal bleeding!
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The medical name for black coloured motions caused by intestinal bleeding is "MELENA".  You might want to google this so that you are better informed for your gastro doctor.

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