What does dark stool mean?

Answer 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 »

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Why is my stool so dark?

Stool color changes from time to time for a variety of reasons. Typically, a change in color is no cause for alarm. There are times, though, when dark, black, or bloody stool can be a reason for co... Read More »

What are the causes of dark stool?

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 »

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 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 »