Black (Tar) Colored Stools And Nausea Or Vomiting

Reviewed on 6/15/2020

These are very worrisome signs that you could be having bleeding in your stomach or intestines. This can be life-threatening. Get medical help right away. There are some things that you may have taken by mouth like iron or bismuth subsalicylate that may also turn the stool black.

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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