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I have a lot of stomach pain when I eat and recently blood in my stool, do I have ulcers?

I have a lot of stomach pain when I eat and recently blood in my stool, do I have ulcers?

Possibly: This situation requires immediate attention. See your doctor asap. If you have none, consider an er visit. An ulcer will not cause red blood in the stool. That is a lower GI problem. Ulcers cause black or tarry stools. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Stomach Pain (Definition)

Most people will describe pain in any part of abdomen as stomach pain, it is what many patients say but in medical terms it is pain in the stomach which is located in middle of upper abdomen, so real stomach pain is the pain ...Read more


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Hi from yesterday I have dark brown stool and little bit stomach pain and back pain is it any problem?

Hi from yesterday I have dark brown stool and little bit stomach pain and back pain is it any problem?

YES: Yes, it could be something as simple as gastritis which can present as stomach pain and also sometimes radiate to back or it can be something serious. I recommend that you take otc pepcid, (famotidine) avoid alcohol and keep an eye out for continuing symptoms. If no improvement in a day or two, see your physician. ...Read more

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From yesterday I have dark brown stool with back pain and litttle bit stomach pain is it any problem?

From yesterday I have dark brown stool with back pain and litttle bit stomach pain is it any problem?

See a Dr asap: This could be a sign of bleeding in your stomach - stomach ulcers need treatment to avoid serious complications. ...Read more

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Frequent mid to lower left back pain and daily upper stomach pain with occasion yellow light brown stool?

Frequent mid to lower left back pain and daily upper stomach pain with occasion yellow light brown stool?

Gastroenterologist: These symptoms warrant an evaluation by a gastroenterologist who will order appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. Possibilities include pancreatic, gall bladder or liver disorders. ...Read more

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Scared have colon cancer family history 60+. Yellow brown stool occasional gas. Left side back pain. Min. If not any stomach pain. Started 2 weeks ago?

Scared have colon cancer family history 60+. Yellow brown stool occasional gas. Left side back pain. Min. If not any stomach pain. Started 2 weeks ago?

Try not to worry: The symptoms you describe are not consistent with colon cancer. My recommendation is for you to develop a plan with your primary care doctor for screening for colon cancer. Based on current guidelines in a patient with your positive family history, I recommend having a screening colonoscopy at age 40, or possibly 35. However, if you have blood in your stools, you should have colonoscopy. B well ...Read more

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Soft light brown stool with black specks and lower stomach pains w/burning and stomach mucile pain. I also feel warm and cold. What could I have?

Soft light brown stool with black specks and lower stomach pains w/burning and stomach mucile pain. I also feel warm and cold. What could I have?

Stomach pain: Many possibilities. Need much more information. Age, history of infections, how long with problems, travel history, any fever, menstrual history, change in bowel habits. Skin rashes, contaminated water or food. ...Read more

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Recently, the first part of the stool I have is always dark brown and small pellets attached together and the other part normal brown, stomach pain?

Recently, the first part of the stool I have is always dark brown and small pellets attached together and the other part normal brown, stomach pain?

Water and fiber: You may wish to increase your intake of fiber foods and water. If you are unable to add fiber foods, you may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil. Drink enough water every day so that your urine is colorless.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a stool to be a mix of light brown and dark brown? Also have occasional stomach pain, reflux and on last day of flagyl for d.fragilis

Is it normal for a stool to be a mix of light brown and dark brown? Also have occasional stomach pain, reflux and on last day of flagyl for d.fragilis

Stool color: Unless it is tarry black it is just a stool variation depending on what you ate and how much gall is release for fatty foods. If it is tarry see you doc very soon, you would be bleeding from inside. ...Read more

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RLQ stomach pain which radiates to the belly button comes and goes with occasional dark brown stools, is it normal should I worry?

RLQ stomach pain which radiates to the belly button comes and goes with occasional dark brown stools, is it normal should I worry?

Doctor can evaluate: There are many causes of pain in the right lower abdomen and groin, such as: groin muscle pull, hip joint inflammation, bowel problems, genital conditions, an infection, etc. A primary care doctor can evaluate the pain. Severe pain is an urgent problem unless it is a known problem already being cared for by the doctor. With severe pain, one can be checked at the E.R. for appendicitis, etc... ...Read more

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Pain under left rib. Upper left and mid back pain occasional gas and yellowish-brown stool. Worried pancreatic cancer. No stomach pain no fam history?

Pain under left rib. Upper left and mid back pain occasional gas and yellowish-brown stool. Worried pancreatic cancer. No stomach pain no fam history?

Don't worry!: It would exceedingly unusual for someone in their 20s to get pancreatic cancer! And there are many more things that cause the symptoms you describe, from irritable bowel syndrome to dietary intolerances to gallbladder inflammation. Talk to your provider. And try to focus on other things! ...Read more

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I have dark stool and stomach pain what can I do?

See your doctor: Dark stool can indicate a GI bleed which might be the cause for your stomach pain. It might be an ulcer or irritation or a mass. Hard to know what it is until you get evaluated but dark stool and stomach pain are symptoms that should get evaluated. ...Read more

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Are there other good otc meds besides pepto bismol for stomach pain? Don't like it turning stool dark

Are there other good otc meds besides pepto bismol for stomach pain? Don't like it turning stool dark

Kind of pain?: Is it crampy or do you feel like you have to go to the bathroom but are unable? Is the pain all over or in one place? Best to see your doctor. They can begin a workup and test the stool for blood. If positive you will need a endoscopy/colonoscopy. Ideally you would like o know what is causing your pain before you treat it ...Read more

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I am having constant stomach pain around the naval and below it it. And there is mucus in my stool and my poop smells sour and is brown black in color?

How long?: If you have been having this pain for some time, then I recommend that you have a doctor visit with stool study to check for blood in your stools. ...Read more

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Night I suddenly got vomitings and loose stools in the form of brown watery liquid even now I am having vomiting sensations with stomach pain bad tast?

Night I suddenly got vomitings and loose stools in the form of brown watery liquid even now I am having vomiting sensations with stomach pain bad tast?

Gastroenteritis: Gastroenteritis aka stomach flu can cause nausea & vomiting. But so can food poisoning. Try to stay hydrated. Go see your family doc if this persists. Don't allow yourself to get dehydrated and feel weak, light-headed, faint, etc. ...Read more

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Post gallbladder surgery 6 months ago; can't gain weight back, have dark green stool all the time, low back/stomach pain...EGD/Colon neg. Any ideas?

Post gallbladder surgery 6 months ago; can't gain weight back, have dark green stool all the time, low back/stomach pain...EGD/Colon neg. Any ideas?

S/p gallbladder: Post- cholecystectomy syndrome affects 5-40% of the population.
https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Postcholecystectomy_syndrome

For diarrhea can use Questran, cholestyramine a bile acid sequestrant.. Avoid fatty foods. Consider breath test to evaluate for bacterial overgrowth and amylase/ lipase to check pancreas function. Discuss nerve/ sphincter of oddi / retained stone issues w/ GI doc ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have black stool and stomach pain?

What does it mean if you have black stool and stomach pain?

GI bleeding likely: Except if you on iron or eating large red. Meat. Positive hemoccult test will confirm presence of blood. Need to stop Ibuprofen or any nsaids and see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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My son has stomach pain and green stools?

My son has stomach pain and green stools?

See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing his doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, his doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What do you suggest for bad stomach pain and green stool?

Need to be evaluated: I would not be very concerned about the color of your stools however you need to be evaluated by a physician to determine the cause of the abdominal pain. Based on the symptoms that you have described it would be impossible to make a diagnosis ...Read more

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What might bring about my stomach pain and orange stools?

Kind of pain?: Is it crampy or do you feel like you have to go to the bathroom but are unable? Is the pain all over or in one place? The orange stools are concerning in that sometimes blood in the stool will present that way. Best to see your doctor. They can begin a workup and test the stool for blood. If positive you will need a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Stomach pain and runny stool. Ate at food fair. What was culprit?

Stomach pain and runny stool. Ate at food fair. What was culprit?

Food poisoning: Sanitary conditions at these events may be good, but certain foods need to be refrigerated or heated thoroughly to prevent bacteria from multiplyinf and causing brief stomach upsets. Try to eat only fully cooked & piping hot foods at fairs in the future! ...Read more

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I have stomach pain every time before stool for a week n stool comes out mushy but pain goes away when I finish using the restroom??? Help?!?

I have stomach pain every time before stool for a week n stool comes out mushy but pain goes away when I finish using the restroom??? Help?!?

Liquid around: Solid stool can give those symptoms. You could be backed up solid all the way to your right colon. I'd recommend a Miralax (polyethylene glycol) clean out over a weekend. Just put a cap of Miralax (polyethylene glycol) in everything you drink, and try to be sipping on something all day. Once you are pooping water, you know you are clear. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is safe, has no taste, and can put it in any non-carbonated drink. Just draws H2O into stool. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have upper stomach pain and yellow stool?

What should I do if I have upper stomach pain and yellow stool?

Get medical eval.: Yellow stool can be related to GERD, Celiac Sprue, Steatorrhea, Hepatitis, Cirrhosis & gallbladder diseases. ...Read more

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What is causing my stomach pain and lettuce and orange pieces in my stools?

What is causing my stomach pain and lettuce and orange pieces in my stools?

Rapid Movement: Undigested food seen in the stool usually is a sign that you are having rapid movement of the food through the small and large intestine, or that your stomach is not churning and breaking down some foods. Remember that some skins, peels, and fibrous foods cannot be broken down by the digestive system, and it can be normal to see these things in the stool. See a gastroenterologist for an opinion. ...Read more

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My daughters stool analysis states yeast like cells (+++) could this cause stomach pain?

My daughters stool analysis states yeast like cells (+++) could this cause stomach pain?

Hard to tell: Yeast (candada) is a normal part of the bowel germs, comprising an estimated 5% of the dry weight of poo. Since we all have it, it is hard to attribute any problem to its presence. ...Read more

Dr. William Harris
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Stomach Discomfort (Definition)

Stomach discomfort or pain can be due to problems in digestion or irritation to the stomach. Some people use the term to describe discomfort ...Read more


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more