What are the causes of dark stool?

Answer Dark stool indicates that blood is passing the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract--esophagus, stomach and the upper intestine. Dark stool appears sticky and black because blood mixes with digestive ... Read More »

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What are the causes of dark brown stool?

Stool can come in a variety of colors, from yellow to brown. Normal stool has a light to dark brown tint. The exact hue of stool changes normally as a reaction to a person's diet.IdentificationStoo... Read More »

What does dark stool mean?

Stools may be dark due to the consumption of certain foods, or it could be indicative of blood from the upper part of the digestive tract. This can include the stomach, esophagus and beginning of t... Read More »

What is the cause of dark, bloody mucous in a dog's stool?

In most cases, dark, bloody mucous (melena) occurs in a dog's stool when internal bleeding begins in the animal's stomach or small intestines, and that blood is partially digested before it passes ... Read More »

What are the causes of blood in dog stool?

Blood present in a dog's stool is indicative of several potential health issues. To determine the underlying cause, the veterinarian will run several tests that can include blood tests, X-rays, a u... Read More »