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Dark, sticky, foul stool

Today, my stool was dark, black, sticky with foul smell. I've had this problem some time back as well. I haven't been to a doctor regarding this. What can cause this ? Is it to worry about ?
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it can be due to gastroenteritis,peptic ulcer,gastrointestinal bleeding etc...if symptoms persists or keep recurring consult nearest surgeons they will guide you further regards
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