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I am have type two diabetes and my sugars are not in control right know i take insulin. now i have coffe ground diareah ?

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Dr. Shahruq Sarela
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Coffee ground : Coffee ground diarrhea dose not have a relation to diabetes usually. I would suggest that you have a stomach bleed from an upper source and need to get an EGD to rule out a stomach ulcer.
Dr. Bradford Romans
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"Coffee ground" and associated GI bleeding are relating to emesis,"from above".Melena,a maroon to black sticky,tarry,foul smelling stool ,Is a sign of UGI bleeding "from below".
May 12, 2015
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Coffee ground: It is unrelated to the Diabetics. It is likely GI and if short term may be due to gastroenteritis, if chronic may be related to Upper GI bleeding or inflammatory or Mass. Suggest a PCP or GI evaluation
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See doctor asap: as you may have a GI bleed which is not related to your diabetes,

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