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TMI, but what would make poop almost black colored?

My mom just got over being sick and said that her poop is almost black. I was wondering what would make it do that? thanx

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MyAngelNick06

Asked by MyAngelNick06 at 1:28 PM on Feb. 4, 2010 in Health

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  • Blood in the stool is one thing that can do that. She should get it checked out.
    benjamink

    Answer by benjamink at 1:29 PM on Feb. 4, 2010

  • blood. doctor time now!
    cassie_m

    Answer by cassie_m at 1:34 PM on Feb. 4, 2010

  • Did she eat oreos or take Pepto Bismol? Either of those would do it too.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 1:39 PM on Feb. 4, 2010

  • food, iron supplements, certain medication, or internal bleeding.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:43 PM on Feb. 4, 2010

  • pepto bismol will do it so will spinach, beets, bluberries, and many foods containing a lot of Iron.
    chefjen

    Answer by chefjen at 1:44 PM on Feb. 4, 2010

  • increased iron intake
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:00 PM on Feb. 4, 2010

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