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What causes abdominal discomfort along with black stools and dizziness?

My mother is 87 years old. We contracted the flu virus but on Thursday. I m 60 and and doing better. She is not improving. Excessive sleeping. Using clear fluids. She still keeps having black stools. She says she feels funny in her gastroentestinal area with dizziness and a headache.
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,

Black stools after flu-like symptoms indicate stomach flu with bleeding in the stomach.

That's why the dizziness &weakness. You need to take her to a physician earliest for investigations /a ti viral medications & blood replacement of needful.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Vasudha Jayant Athavale, General & Family Physician
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