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I've been getting frequent heartburn symptoms added with fatigue and loss of appetite, in addition to loose stools for the past 5 days, any ideas? thx

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Dr. Donald Colantino answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

The combination of heartburn and loose stools may be due to gastroenteritis which could be viral. Black stools would suggest bleeding from the stomach lining and could explain fatigue. Follow a bland light diet,avoid alcohol,caffeine and nicotine. Prilosec relieves heartburn and kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) reduces diarrhea.See your physician if symptoms don't improve.

Answered Jul 12, 2015

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Dr. Michelle Huggins, MD answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Acid reflux with associated infection with a bacteria called Helicobacter pylori can cause these symptoms. I recommend seeing your doctor for evaluation for this

Answered Jun 12, 2017

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