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Old 01-11-2004, 05:40 AM   #1
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Angry Dark, Watery Stools- yuck!

What does it mean when you have diarrhea that starts to come out dark, almost black? I have not taken any Pepto Bismol or anything that can alter the appearance of my stools, but I've noticed that they are more painful and explosive. I know it sounds gross, but could something be wrong, or just an upset tummy?

I should also mention that I have reflux, and have had some vomiting with this upset stomach. Will that affect the dark, watery stools?

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Old 01-11-2004, 02:44 PM   #2
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Re: Dark, Watery Stools- yuck!

Black, tarry looking stools can be an indication of bleeding higher up in the intestinal tract. Are you crampy all the time or just while having a bowel movement? The color of our stool is usually because of what we have eaten. I don't know if your reflux would have anything to do with this or not. Have you had these symptoms for awhile or is this a new development? Try increasing your fiber intake to see if that helps any. Hopefully someone else will be along soon that will be of more help to you.
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Old 01-11-2004, 07:43 PM   #3
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Re: Dark, Watery Stools- yuck!

I certainly agree it could be oxidized blood -- you really need to get it checked out ???

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