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Posted on Wed, 14 Jun 2017 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: BLACK after stomch pain last week
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Answered by Dr. Robert Galamaga 36 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Considerations.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for the query.

The black stool is concerning for a possible gastrointestinal bleed. this could come from an ulcer.

I am concerned that with the pain and the subsequent black stool that you may have had some degree of bleeding.

I would recommend that you contact your primary doctor as soon as possible to discuss your symptoms.

If you feel weak or dizzy then I would recommend you go to your local emergency room for more immediate assistance.

Sincerely,

Dr Galamaga
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