Dark tarry stool with or without visible blood.

When to seek immediate medical care

See a doctor immediately if:

  • Fainting
  • Pale skin
  • Sweating
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Low blood pressure
  • Shortness of breath

When to make a doctor's appointment

Make an appointment to see a doctor if:

  • Any melena, with or without other symptoms, even if gets better on its own

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