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black stool

I went to the bathroom today and when I went to wipe myself, I noticed the tissue was covered in what looked like black stool.  I looked in the toilet and noticed that there were several stools all dark brown in color.  Only when I wiped myself was it black in color and sticky looking itself.  The other stools in the toilet were definitely more dark brown than black.  Could I have an upper GI bleed?  I have been taking Pepto on and off for acid reflux.
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The pepto could be the cause of the change in coloration. For now, if you're not having more overt symptoms, keep an eye on the situation.
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If indeed you are suffering from an upper G I bleed, then the medical name for tarry blackish motions is "melena" and this description may help you to reserach further etc.

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