Q. I have a runny stomach and black stools after the flu. Why?

Answered by
Dr. Saravan Pramod Settipalli
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Aug 31, 2017 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hello doctor,

I had the flu for two days. That included a fever, sore throat, and runny nose with a dry cough. The flu went away and now I just have a cough, but I have developed a rash behind my ears and a runny stomach in which my stool is black.

Dr. Saravan Pramod Settipalli

General Medicine Internal Medicine
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • It seems like a hemorrhagic fever such as dengue in which the patient presents with a bleeding manifestation of melena (black-colored stools), bleeding gums, any hemorrhagic rashes, or hematuria, etc.
  • Black-colored stools indicate that blood is leaking from somewhere inside.
  • These symptoms are due to thrombocytopenia as platelet count decreases.
  • Do a hemogram at the earliest as also urine routine and stool routine examination.
  • I suggest you visit the nearest GP as quickly as possible.

Feel free to follow up any time with a blood investigation.

For more information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medicine-physician


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