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Black stool after drinking red wine. Underlying cause?

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Black stool after drinking red wine the night before
Posted Sun, 17 Nov 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Ratnakar Kini 12 minutes later
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I am Dr.Ratnakar Kini and I am pleased to assist you.

Black stool can indicate bleeding in the upper GI tract.
An upper GI endoscopy should be done to look for bleeding in the upper GI tract.

It could also occur if you have taken iron supplements or pepto bismol.

If you have not taken any of these, then get immediate medical attention to rule out upper GI bleeding.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr.Ratnakar Kini
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