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Gi Bleeding

Gastrointestinal bleeding is a sign of an underlying condition and involves the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, rectum, and anus. Upper gastrointestinal bleeding involves the esophagus, stomach, and upper small intestine. Lower gastrointestinal bleeding involves the lower small intestine, large intestine, rectum, and anus. Symptoms include blood in vomit and stool and dark stools. Various causes are gastric ulcers, Crohn's disease, irritable bowel disease, hemorrhoids, cancer, colon polyps, etc. An endoscopy and colonoscopy are helpful in diagnosis and management.

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I am on antibiotics and passing maroon-colored stool. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old female of 5'6" and weighs 250 lbs. Currently, I am on an antibiotic for tooth abscess. I have been taking Ibuprofen and Tylenol for the pain. Now, I believe that I may have stomach bleeding due to a maroonish colored stool. I just need to know if I should visit the ER r...  Read Full »

Dr. Kulkarni Rahul Suresh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You might be having gastritis because of Ibuprofen and resulting into maroonish stools. Are you having that more than once since a couple of days? In the case of stomach bleeding, the stools are very dark and more blackish like tar rather than maroonish. If you are feel...  Read Full »

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