A member asked:

I have diearrhea ater it slowed down i saw blood in my stool enough to be concerned what should i do i took zantac (ranitidine) and nauzeze

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Hello. : Hello. Although the answer could be something as simple as your GI mucosa becoming inflammed & friable from the diarrhea, we usually recommend not assuming the cause of bleeding when it comes to bleeding from the rectum. If your stool is black, sticky and stinks that could be a sign of bleeding as well (and should be seen expeditiously). I would not panic, but i would make an appointment with your family doctor to have this evaluated.
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