I have been a chronic binge drinker for about ten years. I have had long absences from the pressence of alcohol over the last decade due to military deployments. I m about to deploy again and noticed about two weeks ago that there was blood in my stool. I also noticed blood on the toliet paper, but that went away after two days. My stool is sometimes muddy black tar-like. I havent had any alcohol since I noticed the blood in my stool, but have also noticed that I ve gained about 10 pounds in the last two months. I m under a lot of stress as I m expecting a child with my girlfriend, as well as my upcoming deployment. My diet has been horrendous for sometime now and I haven t been exercising very much in the past year. I also noticed that I get heartburn, or what feels like heartburn the past two weeks or so. My abdominal region has been unsettling the past week. Not painful, but just uncomfortable. Also, I feel that my chest feels tighter and my heart is beating harder. I also smoke like a chimney...I know, I m extremely unhealthy and I ve made changes in the past week. I m going to schedule an appointment with a doctor this week, but who do I go to? If I do need to get treatment, what will it entail? I m 29, healthy build, but I m really concerned about my recent conditions the past two weeks. What kind of diet should I start immediately to mitigate any severe health problems?