Black (Tar) Colored Stools, Bloating Or Fullness, Body Aches Or Pains And Dark Colored (Brown) Urine

Reviewed on 2/28/2022

These symptoms are characteristic of a number of different medical conditions. Black stools are suggestive of bleeding in the digestive tract and should be investigated by a healthcare provider. Dark colored urine may be indicative of urinary tract infection, dehydration, or certain chronic conditions. Bloating is often a sign of indigestion or irritable bowel syndrome. Because your symptoms can occur with many conditions, it is important to describe all your symptoms to your doctor to determine the cause.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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