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X-ray shows part of lower intestine black. Digestive problems?

I recently had X-rays taken at the chiropractor's office that I am concerned about. On the X-ray you could see part of my lower intestine and it was black. The chiropractor said that she normally doesn't see that in the stomach area. She mentioned that I have digestive problem but should I see a specialist?
Asked On : Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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Hi, many thanks for the query!
Well, a black shadow there indicates nothing but air/gas i.e. your colon is loaded with faeces.
You haven't mentioned exactly what digestive problem you are having, whether the stools are hard...
You need to do- USG (Abdo-Pelvis), CBC, Hydrogen Breath Test.
Eat high fibre diet, avoid milk & milk products if lactose intolerance is diagnosed, drink plenty of water, do regular exercise.
Take stool softners if hard stools, pre- & pro-biotics, antacids with your doctor's opinion.
Wish you a good health.
Take care.
Answered: Sun, 7 Jul 2013
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