A 33-year-old male asked:
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for a while i've had stomach issues--clenching, uneasiness, and occasional pain. at one point, 1-2 months ago, i also had black stool (but not since.) i've also been experiencing back pain (a tingling/burning sensation right under my shoulder blade--mos

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Dr. Craig Aronchick
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Black stool: Hi John, Whenever one sees black stool in concert with abdominal pain the most likely problems are stemming from the upper gi tract. ulcerations from esophagitis,gastritis or peptic ulcers are the main issues and you should have an endoscopy.
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