Black (Tar) Colored Stools, Chills, Decreased Appetite And Fatigue

Reviewed on 8/30/2021

Black or tar colored stools are a symptom of bleeding anywhere in the digestive tract. Chills are a symptom that often accompanies fever due to infections or inflammatory conditions. Decreased appetite and fatigue are common symptoms with many different illnesses. If you are concerned about your symptoms, seek the advice of a doctor. If you notice black or tar colored stools, this should be investigated by a health care provider to identify any possible sources of bleeding.

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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