My apologies if this is not appropriate to discuss but I noticed the last two days I have had black stools. I suffer from gerd and constant belching? Should I be worried about internal bleeding or no?
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@ trellg132- Hi! You are asking a very important question. Most of us don’t know what to do or think when we see blood in the stool. Then there is the question- is it mixed in, covering the stool or drops in the toilet? Also, the color of the blood- bright red, darker red or black (totally black) ? Another question- do you have pain anywhere in the stomach? Constipation? Known hemorrhoids? Are you anemic?
Lots of questions!
It may be something low on a worry scale, but you have to be evaluated.
Do you have a doctor you go to on a regular basis?
Looking forward to hear from you again.
On top I would say darker red pain not at the time no known hemorrhoid ,not anemic
@trellg132, I moved your question about blood in stool to this existing discussion, so that you can connect with @astaingegerdm @bonnieh218 @jadillow and others
Here's an article from Mayo Clinic about possible causes of rectal bleeding.
– Rectal bleeding https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/rectal-bleeding/basics/causes/sym-20050740
Is the blood bright red? Have you had constipation lately?
No I think its darker red no constipation
@trellg132 – Thanks for the info! With deep red blood I would guess it originates between stomach and large intestine.
You should be examined by a doctor now to find out what’s causing this problem. Hope to hear from you with the findings.
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