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a bit tmi - stool talk, possible anxiety symptom?

gummyrozzo

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my digestion has always gone a bit out of wack when i get anxious - gurgling stomach, stomach pains, gassy - but i was wondering if anyone shared a symptom thats freaking me out a bit. my stool has gone very dark lately (like i said, tmi), and even tho ive been feeling a little less anxious lately it's still very dark. i think i remember this happening previously in my life when ive been anxious, but i know dark stool can be indicative of plenty nasty things so i tried to check on the internet. one of the sources i read said that anxiety can definitely cause black stool, while another said it was impossible. trying not to worry atm, but has anyone else experienced this?
 

Bobnnat

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The kind of stool that might be concerning is not dark, but black, gooey and tar like. It would be like nothing you ever experienced. Very dark is common and typically based on what you consume.
 

Belizz

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Agree with Bobnnat, once a nurse told me not to worry until I see a stool that is as black as midnight.
 
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