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A 32-year-old female asked:

I've just been to the toilet and bright red blood was on the toilet paper and my stools were black with streaks of blood. i have a stomach ulcer?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 23 years experience
It's possible: Black stools may indicated blood from the upper GI tract such as your stomach. Gastritis can be caused by alcohol (as you mention) and also caffeine, ibuprofen, aspirin, advil, naprosyn (naproxen) and other medications. Please see your doctor to discuss your symptoms soon. If you have any dizziness, shortness of breath, or chest pain please go to the ER right away.
Dr. Barry Kaufman
51 years experience
Go to emergency room: Ugi bleeding likely requiring immediate evaluation
Last updated Mar 22, 2020


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