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Fissure in stomach, bad diarrhea dark in color. Is it bleeding or result of eating beetroot?

Hi, I am bulimic and have had several purges with large amounts of blood coming up, not the normal streaking. My psychologist is worried that it may be a fissure in my stomach (I forgot the name of the fissure). I have had bad diarrhea for the last 3 days, and the colour looks like dark blood today. I am not sure if this is an actual bleed or the result of eating beetroot. Please advise me on the steps i need to take, thanks.
Asked On : Fri, 7 Dec 2012
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Hello reevehayley,

Read your Query.

Trying to explain.

First of All there no condition exist named " fissure in Stomach ".

There may be " ULCER in STOMACH " or " Fissure in Anus " .

Bloody stools with pain during defecation is feature of Fissure in Anus .

Blood in stool with diarrhea with dark color suggest U probably have " Dysentery " either amoebic.

Ulcer may cause dark bleed.

You should avoid Wheat ie Bread, Biscuit etc for week.

Also avoid Spicy food & junk food.

Take Oral rehydration solution (ORS) for treatment of Diarrhea .

Also ask for Stool examination & Hemoglobin check up .

Take Hematenics syrup daily for 1 month

Beet may cause discoloration of stool &

Beet may cause diarrhoea if not properly washed before eating.

If problem persists, consult Ur nearest Physician.

Take care.
Answered: Sat, 8 Dec 2012
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