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Is it normal having black stools after drinking hard alcohol?

Is it normal having black stools after drinking hard alcohol?

NO: Alcohol can cause gastritis or other kinds of GI bleeding. Stools could be black because of passing old blood. Please see your family physician for evaluation and help. This will only get worse with inattention and continued alcohol use. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Melena (Definition)

Melena is also known as Black stool. Melina is blood in the stool that is black, tarry, sticky, and smelly. The blood in melena comes from high up in the gastrointestinal tract, and gets partially digested which is why it changes to melena. Bright red blood comes from lower ...Read more

Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Black stools after drinking. Is this a common side effect?

Black stools after drinking. Is this a common side effect?

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

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

heme test stool
daily
dietary changes
3x day
stool softener
3x day
See your doctor
once
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Could pepto bismol cause black stool 2 days after drinking it?

Could pepto bismol cause black stool 2 days after drinking it?

Yes: But if you see black stool and have not taken pepto recently, this should be evaluated by a GI doctor. ...Read more

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Black stools after a night of drinking red wine?

Black stools after a night of drinking red wine?

Black stools: Not caused by red wine cause for black stool can be GI bleeding stomach duodenum. Now alcohol could precipitate. Also bismuth found in product pepto-bismol. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

see your docotor
once
have colonoscopy and upper endoscpy
once
do not ignore blood in stool
daily
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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?

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 more

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1st time ever i had black stool. I take vitamins and drink coffee a lot. Why is it black/ dark brown color?

1st time ever i had black stool. I take vitamins and  drink coffee a lot.  Why is it black/ dark brown color?

? Melana: Hello. Black, tarry malodorous stool (melena) can sometimes be related to gastrointestinal bleeding. If this fits the description - it is best to have it medically evaluated. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

See your doctor for a proper physical examination
once
A small amount of blood in your stool is not an emergency
daily
If older than 50 years, have some form of colon cancer screening
once
If dealing with hemorrhoids, increase the amount of water/fiber intake
once

Stool Is Black (Definition)

Stool is black is also known as Black stool. Stool is black is a symptom in which there is black, reddish-black, or very dark coloring to stools. Black stools can be due to old blood in the stools ...Read more

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Black Stool (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 ...Read more

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