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MY WIFE IS PASSING BLACK STOOLS COULD THIS BE A SIDE EFFECT

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MY WIFE IS PASSING BLACK STOOLS COULD THIS BE A SIDE EFFECT OF TAKING FERROUS IRON TABLETS PERSCRIBED BY HER DOCTOR
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.

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Yes this could surely be a side effect of the tablets she is on.

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If the black coloured stool started after taking these tablets then its surely due to the tablets and is nothing to worry about at all.

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Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.

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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.

Hello

I will have to disagree.

 

Dark stool can be from iron tablets but can also be from stomach bleeding.

 

Regardless of the fact that she is on iron she needs a stool test for blood.

 

This is medical standard of care.

 

If she has any symptoms, she needs to go in for evaluation.

 

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