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Disputanta, VA
A 23-year-old female asked:

Stomach cramping, diarrhea up to 10 times a day, nausea, dr found occult blood in stool and mucous, high esr. gallbladder ultrasound next week. grandma has ibs brother has uc. what could be the cause?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jordan Rush
Gastroenterology 14 years experience
UC: Sounds like you should have a colonoscopy to rule out inflammatory bowel disease such as your brother has.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Talk w/your doctor: Your own physician is carrying out a careful evaluation of your complaints, and this is in process. Ulcerative colitis and other causes are possible with these symptoms. Please continue to work with your doctor on these issues so you can get any treatment you may need. Hopefully your colon will be examined too. Good luck to you.
Dr. Gabriel Goren
A Verified Doctoranswered
59 years experience
Wrong priority!: Sorry, but you family history and clinical symptoms speak about your gut/colon. I would leave gb us for after a proper examination of your colon first when nothing should be found there! this is at least what i would do!
Last updated Dec 10, 2013


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