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I am 39 yr female. Three days ago I started having black stools.

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I am 39 yr female. Three days ago I started having black stools. Very tired and today I have had racing heart and shortness of breath just walking to the bathroom or upstairs. What could this be? Should I be worried?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
Yes of course you should be worried.
Bleeding ulcers in your stomach or in duodenum will cause black tarry stool.
The bleeding is significant and that causes blood loss anemia.
This will result in dizziness, tiredness.
Please go to the ER for further evaluation, blood tests endoscopy to fix the problem.
Thank you for sharing your concerns with us today. If you have any additional questions or need further clarifications, please do not hesitate to ask. I am here to answer them. I wish you good health. Regards, ***** *****