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How Long Should I Wait Before Seeing A Doctor If I Have Black Stools
GI Bleeding?: Black stools can be caused by harmless things such as certain foods (e.g., blueberries, black licorice) or meds such as bismuth (pepto-bismol) or iron supplements. But it may be a sign of bleeding somewhere in your digestive tract, which can be serious (and doesn't always cause pain). If you haven't eaten these foods/meds & you're having black stools, or if you have vomiting or pain, see your dr. ...Read more
I have stomach pain and black stool not tarry just started today hurts occasionally how long should I wait before going to the doctors?
If melena, go NOW...: 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
Black stool for two days, regular consistency.Ate a lot of oreos two days ago - is that the cause? Should i see a doctor? Otherwise, slight bloating.
Black stool: Your stools being in black in color are not caused by your eating oreos. You should see your physician or go to the er to have your stool checked for blood and have a CBC done to check your hemoglobin level. If the tests are normal, at least you know you do not have a problem. If they are positive you can get a diagnosis and a treatment plan. ...Read more
Back from Mexico upper ab pain worse after food. Black stools for 2 days, H. Pylori!? but now normal stools for 2 days & feel fine. Still see doctor?
I think i hav small cut or damaged vein near anus causing black stool only at the beginning. Which doctor should I see. My physician or any other.
I think I have an ulcer, and its freaking me out. I have a doctor appointment in two days, should I relax and wait or go to er?No black stools or nausea
A day ago I had black stool but now normal. feeling light headed and short of breath should i see my doctor?
See you doctor asap: Black stool, light headed, and shortness of breath are signs of a GI bleed with a significant loss of blood. Have you ever had ulcers? See a doctor ASAP. I would recommend having your blood checked for anemia and an upper endoscopy. If that is normal, possibly a colonoscopy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Black stool, vomiting, fatigue, and weight loss with sudden hives. Only slightly anemic. Should i go to ER or wait for a doctor appointment?
My father taking chemo for last 4 months. Yesterday and today he did "black stool". Is it danger?Our doctor said us to go to hospital.Danger for life?
Don't panic: Black stools can be caused by many things, most importantly bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract. Most of these bleeds stop by themselves but need to be evaluated. Don't panic, but follow the wise instructions of your doc and go to the hospital right away. Best to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi Doc, I have noticed black stool after running 10kms at more than my normal marathon running speed. I also feel acute pain right below d belly btn?
Black stools: Go to the emergency room immediately.Get a more detailed answer ›
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