For the past 3 days I've had what feels like a cold. At times I've been shakey and feeling quite weak but it's not that bad. I haven't had a stuffy nose or sore throat but I definitely feel a little bit sick. Since this started I've also been producing black poop. Aside from the colour it's completely normal, and not tarry in any way. I haven't been eating any differently at all, or consuming anything particularly dark. I've also never had anything like this happen to me before. Any idea what's going on?
My poop is black, what's going on??
- 17 Aug 2015 by agahaj
- 21 August 2015
- cold symptoms
Hello, I am concerned for you because dark stools without any reasonable cause could signify polyps, or some other more serious issues. It sounds to me as if there's a good chance it's blood that's been there for a bit and therefore I urge you to contact your general practitioner for investigational purposes to rule out serious issues.
You should have a hemoccult test done on your stool unless you're on iron. Iron will make it dark. Bleeding in the gi tract will make it black.
Thank you both, I'll see a doctor as soon as possible!
Dark tar like stool suggests blood in the stool, I would head for ER, don't wait around for a doctor's appointment, there is a possibility of something serious going on
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