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What causes dark and smelly stool? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 25-Mar-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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i have discomfort in pelvic area/stomach also recently found i have high iron in blood awaiting hymotalogy consult ..notice stools have become dark and smelly
also urine yellow getting scared reading cancer internet stuff
leaving on 6 week trip tomorrow to asia
Doctor:please give me a moment to read your query
Doctor:I have read your query
Doctor:It must be iron overload state
Doctor:this is not cancerous
Doctor:not to be alarmed about
Doctor:Please wait for your reports
Doctor:usually this would be just above the normal
Doctor:are you with me?
User:i have some difficulty sleeping getting into a position that my stomach not being pressed (i.e. try sleeping on my side) and knees not drawn up as discomfort more prevelvent
Doctor:all right
Doctor:My suggestion is that you try and sleep on your left lateral side at all times
Doctor:this will prevent any major discomfort to you and also major organ damage with the body
User:last night i took tynelo extra strength stomach issues were not their ..however i feel discomt again this am
Doctor:Can you describe the discomfort?
Doctor:Is it a pain or something like burning in the stomach?
User:ive had thought of going to emergency and cancelling my trip today but happy you feel its high iron related not canerous
Doctor:yes, it is unlikely to be cancerous
Doctor:there is no emergency to go to the ER
Doctor:You can wait until you get the reports
Doctor:Even then, it would be iron overload state and not cancer
Doctor:Be rest assured about this
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Doctor:are you done with the chat for now?
Doctor:it seems like you are not responding
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User:no not burning and not really a pain a sensenation /discomfort the past have had some bowel issues once a blockage .. where i required surgery by needles to unblock about 15 months ago however have flatuence regularly and regular mvements
User:sorry slow typer
Doctor:no problem
User:would this high iron ..have relation to stomach discomfort
Doctor:what you are experiencing seems to be unrelated to the past event
User:reasurring thanks
Doctor:you are welcome
User:and is there any over the counter stuff i should take with me on trip
Doctor:definitely, take tylenol for any kind of pains
Doctor:take antacids like omeprazole in case of indigestion and gastritis
User:ok thanks for info
Doctor:happy and safe journey
Doctor:please ask me any more queries that you may have
User:theres a liver condition related to high iron ...
User:i not a smoker or drinker or hepatatis carrier
Doctor:that is great to hear
User:i have hymotology appointment in april hopefully if problem enough time
Doctor:nothing to be alarmed about
Doctor:wait for the result and the appointment
User:am i able to print this chat
Doctor:meanwhile, keep your primary care doctor informed about this
User:show to my wife
Doctor:You can copy paste the text
Doctor:You can also take a print I suppose
Doctor:yes, please do discuss with your wife too
User:that I'm relieved
Doctor:You can save the page and print it
Doctor:yes, sure
Doctor:you can do that
Doctor:You will feel relieved as well
Doctor:Your wife would feel better too
User:ok thank you you can go while i figure out how to print
Doctor:thank you too
Doctor:wish you good health
Doctor:take care
Doctor:Bye for now
Doctor:How can I help you today?
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