Our expert says:
If you are still experiencing pain or black stools, then please go to the doctor as soon as possible, because this can indicate a stomach ulcer. The black stools are an indication of 'old blood', meaning that there is bleeding higher up in the gastrointestinal tract, such as the stomach. Yes, one will also have to rule out appendicitis if the pain is persisting. In the meantime, do not use any alcohol or unnecessary pain killers and try not to smoke. These are all things that can make a stomach ulcer worse. Good luck and I hope that you feel better soon.
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