Community

what should i do for dark bowels?

My stool is dark in color and I would like to know what I can do for this.

The most common medical conditions that cause dark, tar-like stool includes duodenal or gastric ulcer and gastritis.

Stool that is almost black with a thick consistency may be caused by bleeding in the upper digestive tract.

Also, certain foods, supplements, and medications can temporarily turn stool black.

Dark stool can also occur with constipation.

See doctor to rule out the cause and then treat accordingly.