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Melena - Blood in Stool

Melena – Blood in Stool

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 3:07

Black tarry (sticky and smelly) feces that are associated with gastrointestinal hemorrhage is known as Melena. The stool turns black in color because of the oxidation of the iron that is present in hemoglobin (producing hematin that is black in color) when blood passes through the colon....

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