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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

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Dr. James Chapman
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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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I have dark stool and stomach pain what can I do?

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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I have an ulcer now I have dark stools and bleeding. Stomach pain too. Could the ulcer be bleeding? Should I be concerned

I have an ulcer now I have dark stools and bleeding. Stomach pain too. Could the ulcer be bleeding? Should I be concerned

Yes: Patients with bleeding from a peptic ulcer may present with abdominal pain, nausea, red blood or coffee-ground vomit, or black, tarry stool. The symptoms described are concerning and you should urgently be evaluated by a physician. Stop all NSAIDs (Ibuprofen, Advil, (ibuprofen) etc) and Aspirin use. ...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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Stomach ache since last Saturday and I ate at a Sonic while traveling by car! Could that be cause? Also dark stools now. Used garden mint in 3 moijtos

Stomach ache since last Saturday and I ate at a Sonic while traveling by car! Could that be cause? Also dark stools now. Used garden mint in 3 moijtos

Could be: Causes of stomach pain are plentiful. Infection or food poisoning from a meal 6 days prior to onset would likely be associated with some degree of diarrhea and/or vomitting. Gall stone pain, on the other hand and as an example, could have been exacerbated by greasy meal and then persisted. More information would be needed to help. Dark stools are concerning and should be discussed with physician. ...Read more

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I have been having horrible stomach pains. It comes with dark stools and also mucousy diarrhea. Pain goes from upper abdomen to my back also w?

I have been having horrible stomach pains. It comes with dark stools and also mucousy diarrhea. Pain goes from upper abdomen to my back also w?

Stomach pain, severe: If the stomach pain is severe and you're having dark stool it may be a sign of bleeding from ulcers or other lesions. It is best that you see your doctor for an evaluation to determine the exact cause. In the meantime anti-ulcer medications such as Omeprazole may help. But do get to your doctor, the sooner the better. Avoid alcoholic beverages, and caffeine. ...Read more

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I have had pain in my abdomen today & stringy dark stools also over the last couple of months quite a lot of acid heart burn?

I have had pain in my abdomen today & stringy dark stools also over the last couple of months quite a lot of acid heart burn?

See a doc: Sound potentially a little concerning, though likely nothing worrisome but need to be sure it's not a partial colon obstruction, with bleeding see a doctor, have you stoll tested for blood, lab test to assure you are not anemic and if indicated may need a colonoscopy good luck and give me a follow up ..... ...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?

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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What to do for a stomach ulcer that is causing dark stools?

What to do for a stomach ulcer that is causing dark stools?

See Dr. Right Away!: Dark stools (melena) is caused by digested blood passing through. Your ulcer could be bleeding (out) which is dangerous. Go see an md! ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a stomach ulcer without having dark stools?

Is it possible to have a stomach ulcer without having dark stools?

Ulcer without melena: Pain is a warning sign, but ulcers can be painless and don't necessary have to bleed. How serious the problem and what organ(s) is(are) involved will be determined by appropriate medical evaluation--see your doctor. In the meantime, if you're taking nsaid's (aleve, advil)--discontinue them now, since you expressed concern about early signs of an ulcer and these drugs may be a contributant. ...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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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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Stomach flu 2 days ago vomiting and dieherra only took gravol I stopped getting symptoms but now have dark stools could it be from gravol or flu?

Stomach flu 2 days ago vomiting and dieherra only took gravol I stopped getting symptoms but now have dark stools could it be from gravol or flu?

Several possibilitie: dark stool is usually not a symptom of a GI virus. If the stool is black or dark red in color and has a foul odor, it could be a sign of G.I. bleeding. If this is the case, seek help immediately. Although Gravol does not cause dark stools, several G.I. medications can, including Pepto-Bismol or bismuth- containing medications. If it persists, you should see your doctor. Good luck. ...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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Perforated colon symptoms? I've been constipated and had slight abdominal pain close to my bladder for about a week. Very dark stools as well.

Perforated colon symptoms? I've been constipated and had slight abdominal pain close to my bladder for about a week. Very dark stools as well.

Not likely: If your colon was perforated, you'd likely have much more impressive abdominal pain. However, the symptoms you describe are concerning for other things that you should discuss with your doctor, which may include inflammatory bowel disease, ulcer, medicine related, polyps, etc. It is best to discuss this with a physician and he/she can do the appropriate tests. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. William Harris
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Stomach Discomfort (Definition)

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