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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 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 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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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See doctor: Bleeding in stool warrants an evaluation. It may be as simple as hemorrhoids, but even that needs to be treated to prevent anemia due to blood loss. H ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
24 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 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 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
33 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Lee
31 years experience Urology
See gastroenterologis: You will need CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis with oral contrast, lab work and see gastroenterologist
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 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
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Go to ER: Pain and blood are two signs that nedde immediate attention
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Dr. William Harris
33 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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonah Essers
18 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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