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Dark coloured stools

I want to ask that is dark coloured stools are normal signs if we take iron folic acid syrup daily or it is a cause of worry???
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Dr. Harsha
General Physician Bangalore
Hi there...I can understand your concern. Iron tablets are known to cause dark colored stools. It is completely harmless. Don't worry about it. But if there's any blood stained stools, abdominal pain then it can indicate some lower gastrointestinal bleeding. In such a case kindly consult a general surgeon for further evaluation.
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