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Black stools due to peptic ulcer - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Peptic Ulcer
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User :   Hello
User :   anyone here?
Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   i believe i may have a problem
Doctor :   yes we are here to help you
Doctor :   please go ahead
User :   ive noticed that my stool has been black lately, and im getting heart burn all the time, and upset stomachs
User :   any idea what it could be?
Doctor :   ok since when has this been happening?
User :   last week
Doctor :   this could be due to a condition known as peptic ulcer
Doctor :   that occurs as a result of injury to the lining of the gastric or duodenal lining
User :   the stomach problems went away after a day.....the black stool... constant
User :   it was after i ate what i believe to be bad jalapenos
Doctor :   as a result of which bleeding may occur and digested blood mixed with stool appears black
User :   could that have done it?
Doctor :   has it been black since a week?
User :   yes
Doctor :   orwas it black only a day?
User :   for the last week strait
Doctor :   ok then it mostly seems like a peptic ulcer
User :   could that be bad?
Doctor :   you need an examination by a general physician or a
Doctor :   gastro enterologist
Doctor :   no its just a mild case

Doctor :   if controlled and proper medications taken it heals within a week
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