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Green, tarry, stools

I have been having green/black stools for over a week with stomach pain (right below sternum) accompanying that.  I went to see my physician and she tested me for blood in stool during the office visit and it was negative.  I also submitted a stool sample earlier today (also negative).  I also just found out that I have bateria (not e-coli) in my dug well at my home. Could I have a baterial infection in my gut that is causing the pain and the black/green/sticky stool? It is my understanding that most bacterial infections cause loose stools...not borderline constipation type stools...I don't know if this is something else or not and wonder if I should be asking my physician to do testing for bacterial infections...Thoughts?
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Wonder if you might possibly have some gallbladder problems as that can certainly cause GI upset in different ways, although at its worst bile is a natural laxative so you would sometimes get diarrhea, although I never did when I had mine.

If your pain is more right-sided than left, then I would ask to perhaps see if you could get an ultrasound at the very least to determine whether it's functioning properly.
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hi, yes indeed the possibility of bacterial infection in your digestive system is very likely, cheers.
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