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What does black poop mean?

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Babies’ poop is black for the first few days after they’re born. After that, it may be because you ate something very dark-colored or took a medicine or supplement that causes black poop. But this color can be a sign of a more serious problem: bleeding in the upper part of your digestive tract.

From: What Do Different Poop Colors Mean? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Stool Color: When to Worry,” “White Stool: Should I be Concerned?”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “What Can Your Child's Poop Color Tell You?”

National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Definition & Facts for Celiac Disease,” “Gastritis,” “Symptoms & Causes of GI Bleeding.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on February 24, 2017

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Stool Color: When to Worry,” “White Stool: Should I be Concerned?”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “What Can Your Child's Poop Color Tell You?”

National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Definition & Facts for Celiac Disease,” “Gastritis,” “Symptoms & Causes of GI Bleeding.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on February 24, 2017

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