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A 20-year-old male asked:

I've been diagnosed with gastritis about 4 months ago and now my stool is black and tarry again. i'm not feeling like i have an ulcer but could i?

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Dr. David Brouwer
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
GI bleeding: Yes, stool that is black and tarry represents bleeding in the upper intestines/stomach area. It could be gastritis, esophagitis, ulcers, tumor. You need to get evaluated now! GI bleeding is unpredictable and can be very serious so don't delay!

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Last updated May 17, 2017

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