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A 30-year-old male asked:

Hello dr. i bleed when i stool so i had a colonograghy which showed faecolith causing a divertuculum.i then had a colonoscopy which showed only haemorrhoids grade 3 bleeding.the colonoscopy did not see divertuculum.does divertuculum bleed too?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
Diverticula can also bleed google images and you can see tiny arteries coming up over edge of divertic.
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes, diverticular bleed is among the most common causes accounting for gastrointestinal bleeding. In your case it sounds that at the time of the colonoscopy only the hemorrhoids were actively bleeding.

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