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This is why your poop is black! Is there an underlying cause?

Melena, is a condition characterized by black, tarry stools. Melena occurs when there is bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract, typically in the stomach or small intestine. It’s important to monitor for melena as it can indicate serious underlying conditions such as peptic ulcers, gastritis, or gastrointestinal bleeding.

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