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i have pain in my left side of stomach near rib cage and blood in stool pain is not constant been happening for about two years somedays no pain

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Worrisome: You don't mention age or any other symptoms, but the fact of the matter is that this is not normal and should not have gone on this long without an ev ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
23 years experience Hospital-based practice
See your Doctor: Question is vague. Any change in stool caliber? Any weight loss? You need to have blood work and probably a colonscopy and ct scan thorax. Do you o ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Exam needed: These are serious symptoms and require urgent evaluation in the hospital emergency room. There is the possibility that hemorrhaging can become massive ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience Family Medicine
Ulcers: Bright red blood in the stool is from hemorrhoids. Black stool is digested blood from stomach ulcers. These can be treated with Prilosec and supposito ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Lee
30 years experience Urology
See gastroenterologis: You will need CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis with oral contrast, lab work and see gastroenterologist
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: No, a back injury and/or rib fracture should not cause change in stool color. It usually has to be from something within the gi tract; bleeding into ... Read More
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
Go to ER: Pain and blood are two signs that nedde immediate attention
A member asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience Family Medicine
Ulcers: Bright red blood in the stool is from hemorrhoids. Black stool is digested blood from stomach ulcers. These can be treated with Prilosec and supposito ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Not True: Most ulcers are caused by an infection with h. Pylori. Any physician who hears your history and does not test you for h. Pylori needs to be fired.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonah Essers
17 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Testing: Time for your doctor to see you. You need blood and stool testing to determine if this is infection or chronic inflammatory disease. You may also need ... Read More
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