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Two months ago I had abdominal aortic surgery and they put a

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Two months ago I had abdominal aortic surgery and they put a stint in and two weeks ago the surgeon that the CT scan showed that all is well and we would have another scan in one year, but there was a small leak on a vessel going the spine. Today I notice I have very black stools so my question is would the leak be getting worse and what should I do and I already small intestine a couple of years ago on my small intestine because of Chrons and I'm getting quite a bit of pain. I'm confuse and I don't know what to think is it just the Chrons acting up or possible getting worse if that is possible.
Thank You Doug Chartrand 71 years old
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


This has nothing to do with a vessel to the spine.

This is from a bleed in the stomach, or small intestine.

See your doctor right now, or be evaluated in the emergency room.

Don't wait.

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Did they start you on any new blood thinners or iron tablets?