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Tarry Stool

A tarry stool has a black, shiny, sticky appearance and looks like tar on a road. Often tarry stools are a symptom of bleeding in the digestive tract.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerDavid Messenger, MD
Last RevisedFebruary 20, 2013

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Last Updated: February 20, 2013
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