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Lower back hurts, and I when I go to the bathroom is is

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Lower back hurts, and I when I go to the bathroom is is solid black
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Gupta replied 11 years ago.
Could you clarify if the urine/ stool that you pass is black?
I assume that it is the stools that you are talking about. Black stools can indicate a bleeding from the intestines, and this associated with abdominal pain can be a sign of a serious gastrointestinal bleeding.
The most common cause for this condition would be a bleeding gastric ulcer/ gastritis and acid peptic disease.
I would urge you to show a physician urgently so that the cause acan be confirmed and a proper treatment started.
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Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Gaurav Gupta's Post: I do not have pain in my stomach. I have lower back pain. And my stool is not runny or tary, just black.
Expert:  Dr. Gupta replied 11 years ago.
Substances that can cause black colored stools are:
  • Black licorice
  • Blueberries
  • Iron supplements
  • Lead
  • Bismuth (Pepto-bismol)
Are you by any chance consuming any of these...?
If the lower abdo pain and the black stools have started together, then I would still like that you be evaluated by a doctor for possible lower GI bleed, since this can sometimes present with just black stools without any tarryness.
Lower back pain can be due to a large intesting infection too...


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