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what causes stools to be black

Posted by joann

my husband's stool has been black he says for a week.  He feels bloated, but is not in any pain.
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Black stools can be caused by iron supplements and sometimes certain foods. It can also mean though that there is some bleeding going on somewhere internally, so it is very important to report this to the doctor and have them do some testing.  (Pepto Bismol can also cause black stools.)
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