Jan 31, 2005 - 9:58 pm
Okay, I understand from the replies to Gabor that no matter what, when we see blood in our stools we should get it checked out, but that if the blood is bright red there are some probable benign causes.
My question is, what does blood in the stools look like if it's not red? My doc says it's black and tarry, but I'm on chemo and am taking so much iron in supplements that my stools are often very, very dark.
Sorry to be so gross and graphic, but if we semi-colons can't get down and dirty with each other, where can we go?