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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
See GI doctor ASAP: You need to see a gastrointestinal doctor as soon as possible. You are likely having a upper GI tract bleed and may need urgent evaluation and treatm ... Read More
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Dr. Terry Simpson
35 years experience General Surgery
See Dr: You have some bleeding - maybe - so you should call your doctor today and talk to them about it. They may need to change medications and do some tests ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
35 years experience General Surgery
Yes, or blood: Iron can turn the stools dark- but so can blood. You can pick up a test from your doctor to see if there is blood in them - please do that.
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Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Yes: Oftentimes patients with Crohn's or ulcerative colitis can't tolerate oral iron well, and in that case it's much more efficient to give iron IV.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
Black stool: Call his GI doctor as this could indicate a serious issue.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Mucus: I doubt these were parasitic. Your physician or gastroenterologist can order a stool culture for pathogens including an analysis for ova and parasites ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
37 years experience Gastroenterology
Need evaluation: If you are passing blood clots in your stool you could have any number of potentially serious conditions in the GI tract and you need an evaluation as ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
15 years experience Gastroenterology
See answer: You may have bile acid diarrhea or even fat malabsorption. If your UC is not under control, it'll be harder to take care of the malabsorption. I use c ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
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Previous dose?: I am sure one of the tablets from your previous doses failed to dissolve or disintegrate. If this persists you may end up underdosing. It might be a p ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
17 years experience Gastroenterology
No: Bloody stool can be from many different processes and crohn's / uc can present with symptoms other than blood stools.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Call your doc: If you have the diagnosis of ulcerative colitis already, and have bleedingyou need to contact your doc. Are you on meds? Are you taking them as prescr ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: This is likely an upper GI bleed if your stools are truly black and just not dark brown. If so, this is an urgent problem. See your gastroenterologist ... Read More
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