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why is my stool black and I also feel bloated al the time

Posted by ron

I am constpatied and my stool is black and very foul smelling, I am also bloated all the time
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Black, tarry stools with a foul odour can be the result of eating certain foods, taking too much iron supplements or possibly from internal bleeding. If the black colour indicates from blood, it is know as Melena. The dark colour indicates that the blood has been in the body for sometime and is coming from higher up in the gastrointestinal tract. You should consult your trusted doctor immeidately.
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