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Black Stools

I been having  Black Stool for about 2 weeks now ,I been taking Cipro for 8 days    it started with a bout of Diverticulitis



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I think you should differentiate whether your black motions are caused by your medicine(s) or whether the reason is GI bleeding.  The medical name for tarry black motions caused by GI bleeding is melena - and you may want to look this up on google to ascertain possible causes.

If you have melena then you should seek medical help - maybe you should do this anyway especially if you require assistance or advice in determining whether the symptoms are from medicines or bleeding..  GI/rectal bleeding is never normal and should always cause you to seek medical advice.

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With Cipro your stools can get very light, not dark.  I just looked this up.  You need to get to the doctor ASAP.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Cipro:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bloody or tarry stools; burning, numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness of the arms, hands, legs, or feet; chest pain; dark urine or unusual change in amount of urine; fainting; fever, chills, or unusual cough; hallucinations; inability to move or bear weight on a joint or tendon area; irregular heartbeat; loss of consciousness; moderate to severe sunburn; mood or mental changes (eg, new or worsening anxiety, agitation, confusion, depression, restlessness, sleeplessness); muscle pain or weakness; pain, soreness, redness, swelling, weakness, or bruising of a tendon or joint area; pale stools; persistent sore throat; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; seizures; severe or persistent diarrhea; severe or persistent dizziness; stomach cramps/pain; suicidal thoughts or actions; tremors; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual fatigue; vaginal yeast infection; vision changes; yellowing of the skin or eyes.

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