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Black stools and ulcers, alcohol and smoking addiction - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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User :   have had unriary track infection along with kidney infections, currently still have pain in left side now with black stool, 4 years ago I fell of a horse and landed on my back, was swollen from the pelvic area to were my bra strap would start.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
User :   hi
Doctor :   Since when do you have these issues
User :   the urnary track started around november of last year, then with the kidney infectiion
User :   I fell off a horse 3yrs ago
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I mentioned the black stools
User :   I currently are having left side pain not as bad as before but now with black stool
Doctor :   Its termed Malena
User :   black stool just started yesterday
Doctor :   That signifies bleeding in intestines
Doctor :   And regarding pain
User :   what is term malena
Doctor :   Its probably due to UTI
Doctor :   Bleeding ( blood in stools)
User :   I went to the clinic this morning, and they told me to go to the hospital
User :   so what do I do..
Doctor :   Yes you will be required to get examined
Doctor :   Whether there is fresh bleed or clots in stools should be confirmed
Doctor :   The underlying pathology in abdomen is causing you pain too
Doctor :   But should be tested on stool
User :   I am alos a smoker and a drinker.
Doctor :   Then probably you are also having ulcer trouble
User :   could I be admitted to the hospital?
User :   I have no insurance
Doctor :   You fill first need some test done to confirm
Doctor :   I would suggest you ti visit an community hospital
User :   So you think its a UTI
Doctor :   They might sure help
User :   I alrady did and they wouldn't see me told me to go to the hospital
Doctor :   Probably UTI or ulcer
Doctor :   You now will require an complete workup
User :   Thank you
Doctor :   Wishing you a speedy recovery
Doctor :   And do restrict smoking and alcohol for a while to have better releif
Doctor :   Bye for now
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