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Have just had inguinal hernia operation 9th Jan 2014. Same day discharge. Felt contispated so took lactulose. Now have dark coloured diarrhoeal stool?

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In brief: If you are not

Taking iron , dark colored stool may be due to GI bleeding call your surgeon and also for follow up visit.

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Taking iron , dark colored stool may be due to GI bleeding call your surgeon and also for follow up visit.
Dr. Addagada Rao
Dr. Addagada Rao
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Dr. Peter Lydon
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In brief: Check with your doct

Constipation is common after hernia surgery.
Dark colored stool could represent blood in the stool. You should check with your surgeon. They can test the stool for blood.

In brief: Check with your doct

Constipation is common after hernia surgery.
Dark colored stool could represent blood in the stool. You should check with your surgeon. They can test the stool for blood.
Dr. Peter Lydon
Dr. Peter Lydon
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In brief: Responding to med

Should resolve. Stay with bran and fluids, and perhaps some yogurt since you likely had antibiotic at time of surgery.

In brief: Responding to med

Should resolve. Stay with bran and fluids, and perhaps some yogurt since you likely had antibiotic at time of surgery.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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