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Black tarry stools after bout of stomach pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi, I have had stomach ache for the past few days but the pain has stopped now, however i now have a very dark tarry stool, what could it be?
Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :  
since when are you having the black tarry stools?
User :   two days ago
Doctor :  
how many episodes have you had of the black tarry stools after the pain has subsided?
User :   3
Doctor :  
do you have other symptoms?
User :   i had stomach pain
Doctor :   did you have nausea, vomiting along with the stomach pain?
User :   but it's better now
Doctor :  
did you have burping? belching at that time?
User :   no
User :   i had burping
Doctor :  
what medications have you taken for the stomach pain?
User :   just herbal (mint) tea and one clidinium c pill
Doctor :  
sometime, the acute gastritis induces stomach pain, and also causes internal bleeding inside stomach, the blood that oozes out, gets acted upon by the stomach acid and turns to the black color
Doctor :  
and causes the black tarry stools
Doctor :  
i recommend you to visit your GP or physician and get a thorough examination done
User :   do you think it would be anything serious?
Doctor :  
and get a gastroenterologist referral for a possible endoscopy to see if still there is any active bleed happening
Doctor :  
and control it if the bleeding is still happening
Doctor :  
the bleeding that occurs leads to anemia and over sometime it will cause you to feel tired and have other symptoms related to it
Doctor :  
have you followed what i have said?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   no thanks, thats fine
Doctor :  
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User :   done
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