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A 22-year-old female asked:

Some red blood in stool for 3 months, on and off. i get stomach aches after dinner (breakfast/lunch is usually fine) & bloating. gp said it was piles and then 1 week later said stomach acidity. i took mylanta for 2 weeks but problem still persisting?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Further work up : Will likely be needed.The origin for the blood is likely lower gastrointestinal (not stomach) and further tests will be needed in order to understand if there is an unifying diagnosis versus 2 conditions coexisting.

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