Symptom: Dark stool

Dark stool: Darkening of stool
Detailed cause information for symptom: Dark stool:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Dark stool (24 conditions)
  • Medications or substances causing symptom: Dark stool (2 listings)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Dark stool (10 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Types of Dark stool: black stool (10)
    Dark stool type of: Black stool (10)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Dark stool: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Dark stool as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Medications or substances causing Dark stool: The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Dark stool as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Dark stool: The following list of conditions have 'Dark stool' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


  • Esophageal varices ... blackened feces


  • Gastric erosion ... black stool
  • Gastritis ... black stool
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding ... black stool


  • Hookworm ... black stools


  • Peptic Ulcer ... black stool
  • Portal hypertension ... dark stool


  • Small Intestine Cancer ... black stool
  • Stomach cancer ... black stool


  • Thrombocytopenia ... black stools

    Last revised: Nov 21, 2003

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