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What causes stomach pain and black stool?

Hi I am 19 and female, I have been sick for about a month started out as a common cold, then led to a sinus infection, and I just got the stomach flu over the weekend. I felt fine yesterday, but today I woke up with stomach pains and the feeling of nausea and fatigued. My stool is black, well looks black could be extremely dark green. I would just like to be normal again. Being sick all the time is interferring with work and school and Is not benefiting my either way.
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
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You may be suffering from upper gi bleed secondary to peptic ulcer with upper respiratory tract infection. Possibly of chronic blood loss through stomach cause black stool which cause anemia.

Some other conditions also cause black stool like iron tablets, bismuth sulfide and eating some foods like green leafy vegetables.

Take tab. Nexium before breakfast and consult your doctor he may advice upper gi scopy and treat accordingly.
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