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I have black stools and light headed, Just today and I feel

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I have black stools and light headed
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Is there anything in particular that makes your head feel worse or better?
Customer: Just today and I feel really shakey no nothing particularly
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Customer: No
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 year ago.


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Myself Dr Josh and I’m happy to help with your question today. Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern

Have you taken any food/ eatable which is dark blue or black in color?

Do you have nausea?

Any associated symptoms?

Do you suffer from anxiety or severe stress?


Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 year ago.


Well, dark black stool with dizziness and shaking sensation, could be related with Ulcers or another form of irritation in your esophagus or stomach known as gastritis .

A black stool usually means that the blood is coming from the upper part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
It could suggest that you are having gastric ulcers or gastritis and /or GERD(gastro esophageal reflux disease).

You should not delay and urgently get evaluated in ER.

There are also Foods that are dark blue or black in color may also cause black stools. Substances that can cause false melena are:

-Black licorice
-Iron supplements

But as have dizziness with black stool, This may be indicative of bleeding from the upper gastro intestinal tract. Dizziness or lightheadedness can also be due to severe loss of blood in stools.
You need to go to ER ASAP to get yourself assessed and treated.

Please get it checked in ER ASAP.

Hope this helpedPlease use the REPLY BUTTON to reply back to meMy goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back, I am happy to address follow-up questions.

Thank you.Kind Regards Dr.Josh

Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 year ago.


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