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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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    What causes abdominal pain and black stool?

Respected Doctor,I have pain in my stomach near umbical cord and my stool is black in color.My parasitological report says Occult Blood Positve Pus Cell/HPF 2-4 and microbiology report says Stool C/S Salmonella-Shigella spp not isolated after 24 hours incubation at 37 degree I dont have fever nor vomiting just little pain in abdomen and black stool.Any reomendation??
Mon, 3 Nov 2014
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Black stool mean that there is an active bleeding in the intestinal tract.
You need to urgently go for Upper GI Endoscopy and colonoscopy examination. Blood tests for bleeding time, clotting time , platelets, prothrombine time and so on.
Ultrasonography / CT scan to see if there is any cancer or a mass.
Angiography to find out the source of bleeding.

Once the cause of bleeding is found one can get properly treated.

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