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What do black tarry spots and streaks in a brown stool suggest?.

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What do black tarry spots and streaks in a brown stool suggest?. I just had that for the first time ever.

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Like you mentioned, you had this for the first time ever, and if you are not on any medications that cause black stool like iron or pepto bismol then you should get this checked up with your doctor as soon as possible as this could indicate that you are bleeding from the intestine.

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So the botXXXXX XXXXXne is that you should contact your doctor ASAP for this.

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Hi
I was following your question.
I am an ER doctor in the United States
If you are having black tarry stool, you need to go to the ER- NOW
This could indicate an intestinal bleed as mentioned before, but this cannot wait to see your doctor at your earliest convenience.
You can bleed significantly and quickly.

please keep me posted.

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