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The past two days Ive had painful cramps in my upper abdomen,

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The past two days I've had painful cramps in my upper abdomen, left side, radiates down to my belly button off and on. Dark diarrhea, SLIGHTLY green tint. I am a type 1 diabetic for 13 years, never been hospitalized until
a few weeks ago was in the hospital for dka and extreme dehydration, and ever since then I haven't had a solid bowel movement. My blood sugars have been good since then. I always have has stomach problems, easily nauseas and a sensitive stomach, but never in pain like this. I feel nauseas but cannot throw up. Can this be related to diabetes? Or is it just a possible viral infection.

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Do you mean it is black?

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How many times did you have such stool?

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DKA can cause acute abdominal pain.

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But the dark stool with upper abdomen pain needs an urgent examination in hospital.

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There can be an ulcer in stomach with bleeding.

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Bleeding in upper part of gastrointestinal tract can appear as dark or black stool.

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In other cases, green stool can be due to an infection.

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A bacterial infection is possible.

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A stool analysis, blood tests should be taken.

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Please try to keep good hydration by taking enough fluid.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
It's not black, just very very dark. I also have been feeling very bloated and full even though I haven't eaten today and have been going to the bathroom every 10-30 minutes

Then it is more likely due to an infection.

Still, I would suggest to take an urgent examination.

Stool analysis would help to check for presence of bacterial infection, blood.