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A 26-year-old female asked:

How can an mri, ct, 2 colonoscopies & an egd fail 2 find cause of dark gi bleeding, steatorrhea, and >1yr recurring fever? besides polyp + some random inflammation in antrum & sigmoid, no answers :(.

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Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
May have Crohns?: U'r dark GI bleed is then likely coming from u'r small intestine. There is such a procedure as a capsule Endoscopy, but an EGD alone only go's to the duodenum. small intestine very difficult to look into. With the recurrent fevers inflammatory bowel disease is possible, but other autoimmune disorders should also be considered like lupus. May want to see a Internal Medicine doc or rheumatologist.
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