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Passing black, tarry stools

Passing black, tarry stools: Introduction

Passing black, tarry stools: melena indicates upper gastrointestinal bleeding. See detailed information below for a list of 33 causes of Passing black, tarry stools, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Passing black, tarry stools: Comorbid Symptoms

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Misdiagnosis and Passing black, tarry stools

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is over-diagnosed, whereas other causes that are less...read more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains a variety of "good" bacteria that aid...read more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad"...read more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also...read more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see symptoms of celiac disease). A variety of other chronic...read more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases....read more »

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Detailed list of causes of Passing black, tarry stools

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How Common are these Causes of Passing black, tarry stools?

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  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 30 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Passing black, tarry stools:

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Causes of Passing black, tarry stools Based on Risk Factors

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  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

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    Medical Conditions associated with Passing black, tarry stools:

    Stool symptoms (2508 causes), Intestinal symptoms (5299 causes), Lower abdominal symptoms (3048 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes), Bowel problems (2509 causes), Bowel movements (2383 causes)

    Symptoms related to Passing black, tarry stools:

    Melena (103 causes), Upper gastrointestinal tract obstruction, Black tarry stools (2 causes), Iron deficiency anemia, Gastrointestinal hemorrhage, Peptic ulcer, Warfarin overdose

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