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Black Or Bloody Stools
Gastro recommended CT and colonscopy for mild abdominal pain/gas. 23 yrs old. If CT scan shows nothing, is colonoscopy necessary? no bloody stools
Options available: CT scan of the abdomen may be indicated but not for mild pain alone. If the symptoms are progressive and there is concern for Cancer(unlikely in your age group), then only I would consider doing a CT. Similarly Colonoscopy is not indicated because of pain alone.If there is bowel irregularity or blood in stool Colonoscopy is reasonable to do. In your case I would watch /monitor for 4-6 weeks, then ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic constipation.Bloody stools..Dr said its anal fissure nd take care of constipation.Have occasional black stool too.Feel heavines in anal regon?
See answer: It's true that constipation is most common cause of anal fissure, and also hemorrhoids, which are usually associated with painful bm, bright red blood on tissue paper or in toilet bowl, and "heaviness" in anorectal region. My concern is the chronicity of your constipation and, if you are not taking iron, black stools may imply bleeding from a source in upper GI tract. Recommend gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Anything besides melena cause maroon-to-black goop & dark bms? Two gis agree my pain etc is IBS and that bloody stools in past were hemorrhoids, but this week doc said i don't have hems anymore?
Likely melena: What you describe definitely sounds like melena. If so that means the blood is coming from the upper GI tract. That can be serious and should not be ignored. A stool test for blood will easily tell you the answer, and a complete blood count will give a good indication of how much blood has been lost. Get in to see a doctor as soon as you can. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Blood in the stool occurs from bleeding in the lower colonic tract and the rectum. It can result from blood vessel leakage, hemorrhoids, disease like ulcerative colitis, or anal fissures and trauma (from anal sex for instance). If persistent, it needs evaluation by your gastroenterologist. ...Read more
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