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Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics
Question: Stomach pain - dark stools young male
|Bowel - Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:03 pm||
Help me please, my stomache burns all the time and when I pass stools I have sometimes dark very flat stool. It looks like on the side of my stool there is a line looks like its catching on something. I had a scope, Ultra sound, blood, urine, and stomache X-Rays done in the past. The doctor said I have a pocket of gass stuck on my right side, can this be causing some problems?. I pass gass alot, get back pain and stumache pain all the time never goes away at all. I also have had hemroids in the past, my tummy feels wet inside at times and always full of gas. I also get heartburn alot along with PVC's, but the Doc said it was normal to get PVC's and could all this gas cause it?. I been taking magnesium and seems to be helping me a little bit. What could be causing all of this, perhaps that gas or an anal fissure or pylop? I 'm 25 years old MALE, and I talked to my doc about colen cancer and he said don't worry about having it because it's for older people and I have 1 in 100,000 chances of getting it. PAIN IN MY STOMACHE all the time, BLOATED all the time. Today I have dark stools , thin, flat with a line down the center looks like a divit like sometime is holding me back from passing a normal stool. Do i need to be worried about this, and what can I do to help my situation better. What illness do you think I have?. Im not tired all the time, I'm not losing my hair, Im not Vomiting at all. I also have some pain in my groin area! been this way for about 2 years now. Took Bentylol, stool softners, Fiber etc.... PLEASE HELP ME IM SCARED!.
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:10 pm||
It is possible that you have some inflammation of the stomach (gastritis) that has caused some erosion of the mucosa leading to bleeding. The bleeding may be causing the dark stools.
I would recommend you be tested for H. pylori, a bacteria that can cause gastritis and ulcers. I would also recommend you have your stool tested for blood (via a hemacult card).
You may need an endoscopy (a procedure were a small camera is used to look at the lining of your stomach) to take a direct look for any irritation or bleeding. This is generally done by a GI specialist.
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