Black Stool After Appendectomy?
I did an appendix operation last month, and he said that he was well. But lately my stool has turned black even though I don’t take drugs or eat dark blue or black plus sometimes I feel painful too. What does this have to do? Thank you in advance.
Hello, thanks for the question.
Blackish stool can indicate a serious condition or not. Some things that can cause blackish stool include food factors (especially those that are dark blue, purple and black), consumption of drugs, liver diseases such as liver cirrhosis, gastrointestinal bleeding, and so forth. In upper gastrointestinal bleeding (stomach and esophagus), blood will usually mix with stomach acid so that it will turn black with a soft consistency, this is called melena, while lower gastrointestinal bleeding (large intestine and small intestine) blood will not mixed with stomach acid so that when blood comes out it stays reddish. Stool will also be slightly blackish if constipation occurs or the frequency of bowel movements is reduced, could be due to a lack of fiber diet, in patients post intestinal surgery, including appendix surgery, and so forth. Therefore, to ascertain the cause of the complaint you should consult a doctor, the doctor will conduct a direct examination and some additional examinations if needed, such as blood tests, stool, ultrasound, and so forth. Handling will be adjusted to the cause of the complaint that occurred. To reduce complaints should eat soft foods that are nutritious and regular, adequate rest, increase fluid consumption, and avoid smoking, stress, and alcohol. If the black stool is felt continuously until causing weakness, pale, and dizzy view, you should immediately consult a doctor to get immediate treatment.
Thus, hopefully it helps.