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Stomach ache, dark stool, nausea, loss of appetite???

I have had a stomach ache for the last 3 days and extremely bad nausea but have not gotten sick. I have also had a loss of appetite for the last 3 days and my stool has been extremely dark, not black almost a dark greenish color. what wrong??? The pain is above the belly button. Dont know if I should go to the doctors office or just let it pass??
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replied November 13th, 2010
Hello,

Green stools can be due to eating green foods or taking iron supplements. Green, leafy vegetables contain chlorophyll which could be coloring the stool green.Otherwise it can be gall bladder disease or giardia or salmonella infection of the intestines.

So the possibility of gall bladder disease and infections of the intestines thus causing irritable bowel syndrome is there.Hence evaluation of these two possibilities is important.Please consult a gastroenterologist to help you out.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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