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