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What would be the initial theory of a 33year old male with a stool sample showing microscopic blood and increasing pain for four months. pain is pressure or burning and is usually in llq abdomen, occasionally in lower back or groin?

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Dr. Ayisha Gani answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Heme positive stool: Heme positive stool by testing could be from hemorrhoid, diverticulitis, polyps, inflammatory bowel disease and may be tumor. At age 33 most probably benign cause, but can not be assured, need to have evaluation of the GI tract.

Answered 7/27/2015



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