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Bloating and flatulence?
Is it single episode of black stool or recurrent?
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Thanks for the follow-up.I understand your concern.
If it's dark brown stools then they are fine.However tarry,black stools are a sign of bleeding in the upper GI tract, which can be due to alcohol.
If you notice that they do look black, this does need to be checked out by your doctor--gastritis (inflammation of the lining of the stomach, which can be caused by alcohol) or an ulcer in the stomach.
If you are not quite sure, have your doctor do a stool test for blood(fecal occult blood test).
You must avoid alcohol consumption in the meantime.
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If it's dark brown then it's fine.
You should take OTC Zantac.
And avoid alcohol for a while.
If your stools 'll be dark tarry black then see your doctor.
Eat a bland diet.
Maintain a good hydration.
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You should take OTC Zantac 150 mg once a day after meals at bedtime.
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