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Hi guys

I'm now 16 days post op and I'm still having black stools. I dont pass a lot of stool every time but still it is black. Is it normal

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3 minutes ago, Mhn703 said:

Hi guys

I'm now 16 days post op and I'm still having black stools. I dont pass a lot of stool every time but still it is black. Is it normal

Just wondering if you are drinking chocolate Protein Drinks? I have darker than usual stools if I drink a lot of chocolate Protein drinks. If it continues I would bring it up to your surgeon.

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Just now, AggiG said:

Just wondering if you are drinking chocolate Protein Drinks? I have darker than usual stools if I drink a lot of chocolate Protein drinks. If it continues I would bring it up to your surgeon.

I don't drink anything dark and it scares me

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Are you taking a multi Vitamin yet that contains Iron? It can cause black stools, as can pepto bismol. Best to check in with your doc though, as black stool can also indicate gastrointestinal bleeding.

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I agree with the above poster. It's most likely Iron.

I had weird -colored stools for the first few weeks - before I started taking iron, yellow. Afterward the iron, black. They've been normal for a long time now, but yes - odd-colored stool isn't unusual in the first few weeks post-surgery.

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Just now, catwoman7 said:

I agree with the above poster. It's most likely Iron.

I had weird -colored stools for the first few weeks - before I started taking Iron, yellow. Afterward the iron, black. They've been normal for a long time now, but yes - odd-colored stool isn't unusual in the first few weeks post-surgery.

P.S. but I do agree with the above poster - I would run it by your surgeon's office just in case. But I bet it's just the normal weird-colored stuff a lot of us have the first few weeks.

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Thank you guys so much for the support

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Run it by your doctor just to be safe.
I take Iron supplements, but still, my stool looks like a green kale smoothie, and I'm 11 weeks out. I was more yellow before I started taking iron.

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Iron most likely but it also can be dry blood from the surgery - Be careful i would say keep a eye on it and get off iron if still you may have some dried blood

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Nah. That's a call to the doc. Are they tarry? Sticky? Hard to clean up?

You are about the time where a lot of us realize although the trains appear to be moving, we really have a giant back up of poo. And it can get hard and can cause some bleeding. Or it could be stored poo from the surgery that still has some blood from the procedure. But I would say if you've been having them for 16 days, this is cause for real concern. Are you having any pain?

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It’s from the Iron supplements

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