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when I have a bowel movement my stools are dark almost black.

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when I have a bowel movement my stools are dark almost black. this has been about 10 days. they can be soft or hard.
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do you have any other medical problems or take any other medications then the ones you listed in your post?

Do you have any symptoms with the black stools?

Are your stools tar like in consistency?

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

use inhalor on occasion for asthma. I would say the stools are somewhat tar like in consistency

Thank you for that additional information.

This change in your stool is consistent with internal bleeding somewhere in the upper part of your GI tract.

This is something that you need to have evaluated by a doctor, today if possible. If you can not get in to see your doctor right now then I strongly suggest you go to the ER for an evaluation.

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Hi,

I was just thinking about you and wondering if the source of the bleeding in your GI tract was found.

I hope you are feeling better and that everything will be OK.