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Bowel Disorders board


For the last couple weeks most of my bowel movements have been very dark brown, and some might even consider them black.
I am only 17, have a relatively healthy diet, and am not constipated. Should I be worried about this? I have read that such dark stools could mean that you're bleeding in your stomach, but wouldn't I be experiencing pain if that were the case? I feel fine and energetic.

Also, I'm not sure if this could be related, but I broke a bone two weeks ago, and have been on ibuprofin and (just recently) vicodin. This all started before the vicodin, but could the ibuprofin have hurt me somehow? I really don't want to go to the doctor, since I've been there so often recently for my broken bone... what should I do?