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I have been diagnosed with diverticulosis and gall stones,

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Recently I was diagnosed with diverticulosis and gall stones. Just a couple of days ago I realized that my stool was black. Never have had this before, been healthy. I have to say that I eat a lot of blueberries with. Y breKfSt

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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 8 months ago

Any chance you've taken any PeptoBismol?

Any abdominal pain or heartburn?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
No pepto no heartburn
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 8 months ago

Well it's possible that this was from the blueberries

But you need to have your doctor check your stool for blood since black stools can be an indication of an upper gastroentestinal bleed as with gastritis or a bleeding peptic ulcer

Please let me know if you need any more information

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