About a couple hours ago I had diarrhea and the stool was black. I started panicking and after some online research found that this could be due to either 1) black-colored food (which makes sense -- I had relatively little to eat today but I did eat a large black chocolate cupcake) or 2) GI tract bleeding.
I'm really panicking and what I need to know is if this is a medical emergency, or if it can wait until tomorrow morning when I can see my doctor?
I am very panicky about my health and I frequently worry about having something so I don't want to embarrass myself and call 911 if this can wait until tomorrow.
the black stool may be due to internal bleeding in stomach area and if yiu have vomitting sensation too then bleeding may be in esophagus also due to varices.better to consult gastro speacialist immediately.
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