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Diverticulitis and hemorrhoids

A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Yes, the source of the bleeding is not known, not only the above mentioned conditions involving colon, but conditions affecting the upper gastrointest... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
A fit test only looks for blood coming from the colon and any source of bleeding in the colon will give a positive result. Colonoscopy is recommended.... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Follow up with your gastroenterologist or PCP will be needed in order to decide if a colonoscopy will be needed based on results of previous ones. Oth... Read More
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Dr. John Friel
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If You have not had a recent colonoscopy (within 5 years) I would recommend you have one done. FIT is not a great test but if positive you need to co... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
Rectal bleeding: Are these diagnoses made by professionals? You need to have it checked, see a gastroenterologist.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Please: make your physician aware of the bloody stools. Here is a good Mayo Clinic article about diverticulitis - http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditi... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 33 years experience
Don't worry: Diverticulosis is present in most people over the age of 60, and while it can lead to problems, they are unpredictable, rare, and unpreventable. Inter... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
After Colonoscopy: If no bowel movement days after a colo, there are several causes. Some sources say that it may take 3 days to have a BM after a colo. It may be from n... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Lack of Fiber: You may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water daily so that your urine is colorless. For the long term you may try to increase y... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
Cannot diagnose: Yes, this may be diverticulitis but would need more info and the ability to examine you. See a gastroenterologist or a colorectal surgeon and be full... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Must not guess: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 58 years experience
Yes , incomplete: colonoscope is inadequate for complete diagnosis , first you should have repeat with good preparation , second as you already have have tubular a... Read More
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