What causes black stool with dizziness and weight loss?

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Posted on Mon, 22 Jun 2015 in Abdominal Pain
Question: I have eaten chocolate cake last night and getting black stool in the morning, I was feeling very little dizziness on the back of my head and my weight has decreased by 2kgs over 3 weeks... Once doctor has said that I might have colitis..
Can I know the reason behind this black stool.
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Investigations

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query.
Read and understood your history.
The black stool, malena as we call has to be to investigated in all cases.
This is indicative of bleeding in the intestinal tract.

I would advise you the following:
- First of all send the stool for testing for routine, microscopy and occult blood.
- Upper GI Endoscopy
-Colonoscopy.
- CT scan of abdomen.

In addition you have a history of weight loss hence cancer should be ruled out.

Chocolate may not cause this
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