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my stools are black and...
my stools are black and green...just started this morning..how do I treat this
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Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
Black and green stool can be from the bleeding from your stomach or small intestine.
Ulcers will cause this commonly.
THis is a serious condition an you will need upper endoscopy at least.
Also, iron supplements, peptobismol can cause stool discoloration.
Intestinal infection is another possibility.
Please see your doctor soon or go to the ER for further evaluation.
Thank you for sharing your concerns with us today. If you have any additional questions or need further clarifications, please do not hesitate to ask. I am here to answer them. I wish you good health. Regards, ***** *****
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