Chronic Pancreatitis and Black Stools?

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For the last couple of days I have felt drained and slightly fatigued. I've also have a constant mild headache. My main concern is that my stools are jet black. I also have a history of peptic ulcers. Any thoughts?

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    Think you need to get a stool sample evaluated.  Black stools can be a sign of blood.  Combined with the feeling of being fatigued and history of peptic ulcers, you may have a bleeding ulcer. 

    Sending good thoughts.

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    Yep black stools can mean upper GI bleeding, you should see your GP smile
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    Black stools is usually stress, its some bleeding from with in your intestines.

    Try to relax, see a doc.

    Everything is going to be ok

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    An immediate trip to your doctor or ER is necessary Mike, blood in stool is not a good sign.  Just in case the black disappears from your stool get a sample and store in fridge to take with you to the doctor, don't freeze.  I hope all goes well.
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