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What can be the cause of lower abdominal pain?

I have been having really bad lower abdomen pains. Its been a dull crampy feeling. It usually happens after I eat certain foods or drink some cafeine. This past week my pain has I had been worse because of my period. A few days ao I had black stool. Could thhis be period related or something else?
Wed, 7 May 2014
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Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you.

Black stool indicates bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract. Since you have abdominal pain also which worsens after certain food items including caffeine, peptic ulcer disease is a possibility.
An upper GI endoscopy may be done to confirm it and to look for bleeding source if any. You can take prilosec for relief.

I hope that answers your question.
Regards,
Dr.R.K
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What can be the cause of lower abdominal pain?

Hi, Thanks for posting your query. I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you. Black stool indicates bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract. Since you have abdominal pain also which worsens after certain food items including caffeine, peptic ulcer disease is a possibility. An upper GI endoscopy may be done to confirm it and to look for bleeding source if any. You can take prilosec for relief. I hope that answers your question. Regards, Dr.R.K