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Black Stool After Drinking
Black stools: After drinking is an ominous sign for a gastric ulcer or gastritis, aggravated by the alcohol, leading to bleeding. The blood turns black when exposed to acid in the stomach and hence makes the stools black. Stop drinking! and go see a gastroenterologist to make the diagnosis and get you on a treatment plan before you do some serious damage. ...Read more
NO: A black stool may be caused by certain foods (eg Blueberries) and by IRON containing liquids (Some Red Wines may have an elevated iron level) BUT BLEEDING MUST BE RULED OUT! A visit to your Primary Care Provider witha stool sample (call first you may be directed to a laboratory) Hope this helps! Good Luck Dr Z ...Read more
Hi i been having black stool and I have been drinking a lot and been taking pepto for the last few days.But I don't see aNY red and not much of a smel?
Define melena: Melena, by definition, is passage of dark stools stained with denatured blood. As we established in prior healthtap answers, all dark stool is not melena. Your doctor, or even an over-the-counter test that you can purchase, can check to see if your dark stool contains blood. Needed is for you to provide a sample of the dark stool. False positive results can occur based on diet & stool additives. ...Read more
1st time ever i had black stool. I take vitamins and drink coffee a lot. Why is it black/ dark brown color?
Wake up in the morning spitting a bit of blood and now today I have Black stool . Pain just below rib cage when I drink coffee. And eat other things.
My partner has really bad stomach pain, it hurts him to walk, eat, drink hot fluid and it's there all the time, he has black stools what could it be?
Ulcer or UGI bleed?: It would appear that your partner might be bleeding internally in the upper gastrointestinal tract. The black stools are called, melena and are indicators of upper GI blood loss caused by digestive action on hemoglobin. For example, blood from the large intestine will dark purple and smells foul. Bright red would suggest bleeding close to or in the anus. He should have this evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Visted ER for spitting a lil blood,after a night of drinking, doc did a rectal test for blood ,results negative ,gastritis, now I'm having black stool?
Go back to ER: If the doctor only did a rectal soon after you threw up blood, then it was too soon for the blood to have made it to your colon. He did not check your stomach for blood? If you are having black stools, or are dizzy, go to the ER again. No more drinking for you, cowboy! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Melena--get checked!: Black stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Unless you ingested blood from nose bleeds, bleeding gums, then you may have a signficant stomach source of hemorrhage. Get checked now! ...Read more
Iron, petobismol: It is reasonable to see a doctor who can check the stool for blood, or give you special cards to collect the stool for a test. ...Read more
My father i law drinks a 30 pack every other day. 15a day. Fell last night walking to bathroom, and complained this morning for having black stool.
blood in the stool: Is an indication of ulcers or polyps or cancer or an alcoholic burning a hole through his intestinal tract. Alcoholics anonymous when he is ready to acknowledges that he is sick. It is impossible to stop that could've destructive behavior when in the short run the bleeding needs to be taking care of. Take him to a dr. ...Read more
I am heavy drinker sober 8 days but every day I've had greenish black stool, wondering if its a cause for concern or my body flushing out toxins?
You might be : Bleeding. See a doctor stat.Get a more detailed answer ›
Ulcers: Bright red blood in the stool is from hemorrhoids. Black stool is digested blood from stomach ulcers. These can be treated with Prilosec and suppositories. Get tested for h.Pylori. You're not too far gone to recover, but this is going to take some work. Hopefully, your fp can discover the cause of your bleeding (stress?), diagnose and treat properly, so that you can get to feeling better soon! ...Read more
Black Tar Colored Stools (Definition)
Black stool is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) has a black color, or sometimes a very dark red color. Black stools are usually due to old blood (fresh bleeding is red in color). ...Read more
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