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Stomach ache, diarrhea, black stool. Is it due to food poisoning? What does black stool indicate?

HELLO, I,VE HAD A STOMACH ACHE FOR TWO DAYS. I HAVE DIARRHEA AND BLACK STOOL . I AM 61 YEARS OLD, WITH BASICALLY NO MEDICAL HISTORY. COULD THIS BE FOOD POISONING? I HAVE BEEN BELCHING A LOT TOO. I VE ALWAYS BEEN A MILK DRINKER SO I THOUGHT SOME MILK WOULD SOOTHE MY STOMACH. BUT IT SEEMED TO HAVE AN ADVERSE EFFECT. WHAT DOES THE BLACK STOOL INDICATE? THANK YOU, JIM
Asked On : Sat, 23 Feb 2013
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Hi,
Black stool sometimes indicates bleeding in upper G-I tract, but in your case history suggests infective diarrhea. Milk is often contaminated with staph. Go for a stool examination, plenty of ORS should be taken, course of antibiotic is necessary, consult your physician.
Answered: Sun, 24 Feb 2013
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