You could have a bleeding ulcer. Go to a Gastroenterologist straight away. You need upper endoscopy. The black in the stool could be the digested blood from the ulcer or something else. No one here is a Dr. The emergency room will give you immediate care but usually requires you to follow up with your physician or specialist. Don't delay. This could be a serious condition! Let us know what happens and the best of luck to you.
hmm well im 19 years old so I dont think I have an ulcer. I was actually in The ER last night for a different reason. They gave me an abdominal cat scan, blood test, urine tests, and an IV. I start feeling bad this morning.
Good. You have taken the first important step. The Gastro Dr will probably want you to have an upper endoscopy when you tell him you had a little blood come up. This is a quick and easy test. A scope is put into your mouth and down your throat so the Dr can see what is going on in your stomach and esophagus. He may take a few tissue samples to rule out certain things like a bacterial infection which can cause ulcers. He may also want you to have a colonoscopy. Although, you are young and if you have no family history of colon diseases then he probably won't give you that procedure. You are also not experiencing lower stomach cramps or other intestinal problems are you? Let us know what the GI Dr says. I just had both procedures done at the same time and was out for both. If you are just having the upper, then the back of the throat is numbed and you may get some sedation, I am not sure. Good Luck. Be completely honest with the Dr.
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