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A 22-year-old male asked:

Sudden stomach pain went diarrhea and very black stool still having those mild abdomen cramps heard black stool is bad need to know please thx?

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Dr. Morton Levitt
A Verified Doctoranswered
Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical 51 years experience
Black Stools: I would consult a gastroenterologist if possible. What you describe sounds like an episode of GI bleeding. At your age, I would be concerned about a bacterial infection, or some other pathogen. Regardless, I would follow up with your doctor.
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