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I first had diarrhea and it realy burned,2 days ,this

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i first had diarrhea and it realy burned,2 days ,this morning had constpation and stool are real black ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 year ago.


Myself Dr Josh. and I’m happy to help with your question today.

Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern-

Do you have previously ever had black stool?

Any pain in abdomen?

Waiting for your reply…

Thank you.

Kind Regards


Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


I am a double board certified US doctor and I will be happy to answer this, specifically and accurately.

Pepto bismal turns stool black.

That is likely the cause.

Have your doctor check a sample to make sure you are not bleeding.

Black stool can also be from bleeding in the stomach or small intestine.

That should be ruled out....but pepto is known to cause a black color.

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