Posted 16 September 2000 - 06:59 PM
There could be a few reasons...are you taking iron supplements by chance? Mine turn unusually dark when taking iron or a multi vitamin with high iron content. Also, not to scare you, that could mean that there is blood in the stool. I would call the doctor and see if he feels concern about it. Otherwise it could be something you are eating (high in iron) that you didn't before. Hopefully more people will post, because the iron is the only thing that has ever darkened my stools. Maybe someone has a better reason.
Was told IBS-D/C for 2 years, turns out to be Multiple Sclerosis (MS).