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Does anyone know why dark excrements?

lizper
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Can anyone tell me various reasons of having dark excrements?

floridajo
Posts: 485
Joined: Sep 2006

Lizper,
if the stool is black and tarry it means there's blood...a good reason to go see the DR!!!!! I hope all is well..sending prayers...Joanne

paula2
Posts: 163
Joined: Oct 2005

certain products like gas-x and pepto bismo can make the stools dark. Also, spinach and dark greens. Look at what goes in for a possible dietary cause..if not, a doc should be alerted, at least they can tell you if you need further examination.

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