2. Other Causes of Black Stool

If stool is black for several days and has a fouler odor than usual, a medical issue could be the cause. Some common conditions that can cause this symptom are ulcers in the esophagus or stomach, or gastritis. The blood lost due to these conditions mixes with stool and causes the discoloration. Blood in the stool is detected with a stool test.


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