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iamnotasloth146 karma

Can you briefly talk about what black tarry stool looks like and how to tell the difference between that and regular color/consistency fluctuation in stool?

Like are talking the poop looks like it was dyed jet black? And what does tarry mean in this context?

iamnotasloth115 karma

Wow, ok thank you a bunch, this is a great description. I had a GI scare about a year ago that they were able to fix but never clearly diagnose, have been feeling fine for the past 6 months or so, but for the past week I've been having some weird stools, mostly darker than usual. Nothing like this, though! You've taken some stress off my brain.

iamnotasloth112 karma

Not OP, but I can tell you that the first step to becoming OP would be to get a Phd in Social Psychology. Doing research like this is waaaaaay closer to being a guy in a lab coat who studies rats all day than it is to being a free love sex therapist like Barbara Streisand in Meet the Fockers. It's all statistical analysis of surveys you develop (much more complicated than it may seem) and being incredibly well-versed in current research in the field from fellow statistics nerds. AKA reading dry, academic papers nonstop all the time.

Not saying you can't become familiar with a field like this as a layman, but if you really want to get into it it's going to mean getting the same amount of education as any other scientist with a Phd. Just with the added perk that the thing you're studying is really unique and fascinating to most people.

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iamnotasloth8 karma

Does that . . . does that mean squirrel? There's a Mexican gang called the Squirrels?