black tarry stool

Stool that is viscid and blackened by oxidized blood, a finding often caused by cancer-related occult haemorrhage; BTSs appear with as little as 50–75 mL of blood, usually above the ligament of Treitz; oxidation of haeme by combined action of enzymes and bacteria requires several hours
DiffDx Drugs—e.g., salicylates, steroids, rauwolfia, phenylbutazone, indomethacin—which may cause GI blood loss in normal persons and in those with underlying GI tract anomalies. Black tarry may also be iatrogenic—charcoal, iron, bismuth

black tarry stool

Black stool Stool that is viscid and blackened by oxidized blood, a finding often caused by cancer-related occult hemorrhage; BTSs appear with as little as 50-75 mL of blood, usually above the ligament of Treitz–oxidation of heme by combined action of enzymes and bacteria requires several hrs DiffDx Drugs–eg, salicylates, steroids, rauwolfia, phenylbutazone, indomethacin, which may cause GI blood loss in normal persons and in those with underlying GI tract anomalies; BS may also be iatrogenic–charcoal, iron, bismuth
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Had indigestion for some time, passed a black tarry stool, feeling faint, your skin is pale and you're short of breath going upstairs.
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* If you're on aspirin therapy, report any signs of GI bleeding, such as blood in your stool or vomit, black tarry stools or vomit that resembles coffee grounds.
| Abdominal pain before or after meals | Feelings of fullness, bloating or flatulence | Nausea or vomiting | Heartburn or regurgitation | Pain or difficulty in swallowing | Loss of appetite | Continuing unexplained weight loss | Indigestion developing for the first time or in mid or later life | Diarrhoea, constipation or any persistent alteration in bowel habit | The passage of black tarry stools | Bleeding when you pass a stool or blood and mucus mixed in with the stool | Pain when you pass a stool | Generally feeling tired, lethargic feverish or generally unwell in association with any abdominal symptoms.
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* While taking aspirin, report any signs of GI bleeding, such as blood in your stool or vomit, black tarry stools, or vomit that resembles coffee grounds.
* While taking aspirin, tell your doctor about any signs of GI bleeding, such as blood in your stool or vomit, black tarry stools, or vomit that resembles coffee grounds.