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?
Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Digestive Health group.
What to do if you notice blood in you stool
Jump to this post
@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?
I have an appointment with a specialist at the end of the month. I am at work now and had a sharp stabbing pain in one spot in my upper stomach for a few seconds. Possibly an ulcer but I’ve never had anything like this so I don’t know
Jadillow, do you take ibuprofen by chance? It causes internal bleeding. I used to take it
A lot and it caused a bleed in my small intestine. They had to cauterize my small intestine to stop the bleeding. I was weak for months after that.
@ 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
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.
Connect with thousands of patients and caregivers for support and answers.
Already have an account? Sign In