A 38-year-old male asked:
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Had dark black vomit and stool. Vomit recently changed to bright red. Very severe cramping on the lower right side. Is this an ulcer or gastritis?

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Dr. Paul Pyles
32 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Go to the ER: You need to be seen by your doctor as soon as possible. If you were my family member, I would have you seen emergently for your symptoms. You most likely have a GI bleed.
Answered on Feb 22, 2015
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