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Black Stools

Black stools are mostly due to consuming dark-colored food. But sometimes, bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract due to ulcers, cancer, or injury, can result in black stools. The other cause includes bowel ischemia, varices, and vascular malformation. Hemorrhoids or IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) can also result in black or bloody stools.

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Are my stools black due to taking Dexlansoprazole for acid reflux?

Query: Hi doctor,I am having black stools these days. Earlier, I had acid reflux and currently, I am taking Dexlansoprazole. I need to consult a gastroenterologist.  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Bansari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to For acid reflux, you can take the capsule Esomeprazole 40 mg once before breakfast for a minimum of four weeks. Do not give a gap. Avoid overeating, spicy and fried foods. Do not lie down for two hours after a meal. For black stools, if you are taking any multivitamin...  Read Full »

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