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Black Stools

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  • Posted By: pallooro
  • March 4, 2007
  • 03:56 PM

Had a high fever last week - took the maximum amount of ibuprofin, some at night without food. Woke up with intense stomach pain and burning - lasted 2-3 days. Doctor said the ibuprofin tore a hole in my stomach lining. Told me to take Prilosec OTC until it goes away in a week or so. Last night and this morning my bowel movement suddenly had a black color but no horrible smell.

Is this normal for what I did? How long does it last? Am continuing the Prilosec but doctor hasn't been that helpful telling me to get an appointment with a gastro specialist (3 weeks to wait to get in) and didn't even advise me on what to eat or what to do - am finding very little on Web about what to do when ibuprofin destroys your insides. Thanks..

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  • Ibuprofen can cause GI bleeding and the higher up (ie stomach) then black stools can develop from digested blood. Also if you took Pepto Bismal that can have a side effect of black stools (just FYI)
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