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Viral infection. Thick dark maroon blood in stool. Provide preventive measures

I had fever with chills, blood report showed no typhoid or any other infection. Doctor told this is an viral infection and prescribed PCM 500mg 4 times a day with MVT twice a day. But PCM did not work for me so I took nimesulide 100mg + PCM 500mg daily twice for 6days, fever got under control, but thick blood with dark maroon color started coming as stool , I am worried of this bleeding, can u pls suggest?
Asked On : Sun, 24 Feb 2013
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Hello user,
The dark blood you are getting in stools is altered blood, which comes high up in intestine or duodenum !!
NSAIDS type of drugs like paracitamol and nimuslide are potent gastric mucosa irritators, as they remove the protective mucous layer of intestine, which becomes susceptible to acid burn of stomach.It is seen more often when drugs are taken empty stomach !!

I rather advice to stop those medications and take some ulcer healing m
edications. And if bleeding is not controlled , u shud go to casualty for furthur investigation.

hope my info helped you
Dr Hari Om Chandrakar

Answered: Mon, 10 Jun 2013
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