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What colour-mari are your stools?

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7521.881 (Published 13 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:881
  1. Erle C H Lim, consultant neurologist (mdcelch@nus.edu.sg),
  2. Raymond C S Seet, register,
  3. Benjamin K C Ong, associate professor and head,
  4. Vernon M S Oh, professor and senior consultant
  1. Department of Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore
  2. Department of Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore

    My mother, who had undergone endoscopy a few months earlier to investigate what thankfully turned out to be irritable bowel syndrome, caused me no end of worry when she informed me that she had black and tarry stools. I was contemplating sending her back to the gastroenterologist for a consultation, when she mentioned, in the course of the conversation, the marvellous new Italian restaurant that …

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