Black (Tar) Colored Stools And Diarrhea

Reviewed on 7/13/2021

There are a number of different conditions that can cause diarrhea, including irritable bowel syndrome, food poisoning, and gastrointestinal infections. Black colored stools are a sign of bleeding into the digestive tract. Any bleeding in the digestive tract should be evaluated by a physician to determine the cause. If you experience black colored stools and diarrhea, seek the advice of your healthcare provider 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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