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Hospital doctor prescribed ferrous sulphate after atkig some

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Hospital doctor prescribed ferrous sulphate after atkig some of theese tablets i have passed stools that are black! Is this normal?
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yes, after taking ferrous sulfate or iron supplement tablets, this can turn your stools very very dark brown and black.

ferrous sulfate can also cause constipation and so you might need stool softeners and laxatives to prevent constipation.

you should have your stools checked for blood just in case.

in some patients, they can have slow small bleeding of your stomach or bowels which can leak blood out of their system and cause slight anemia.

have you had your stools checked for blood so far?
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