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Gastro recommended CT and colonscopy for mild abdominal pain/gas. 23 yrs old. If CT scan shows nothing, is colonoscopy necessary? no 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 more

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Chronic constipation.Bloody stools..Dr said its anal fissure nd take care of constipation.Have occasional black stool too.Feel heavines in anal regon?

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

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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?

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 more

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What can I do about bloody stools?

What can I do about bloody stools?

Dont delay!!: See a GI doctor or colon and rectal surgeon immediately. If you can't get an appointment in a day or two go to an emergency room. Have someone drive you if you are lightheaded or dizzy or feel faint. ...Read more

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I have bloody stools, is it serious?

I have bloody stools, is it serious?

It can be.: Possible causes of rectal bleeding include fissure, fistula, hemorrhoid, cancer, or GI tract infectious or inflammatory conditions. Bloody diarrhea is a medically emergent condition. Please have your rectal bleeding medically evaluated. Take care. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with bloody stools?

Since that was : A plural for bloody stools - would get it checked out promptly. However, if you have bloody diarrhea - that is a medical emergency. If you have bloody stool and abdominal pain or fever - that also should be evaluated more quickly. ...Read more

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What should I do about my bloody stools?

What should I do about my bloody stools?

Get seen: Bloody stools can be due to hemorrhoids (internal & external), fissures, fistulas,polyps, cancer and inflammatory or infectious conditions. ...Read more

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What are some reasons for bloody stools?

What are some reasons for bloody stools?

See doctor: Rectal bleeding is not normal and should always be evaluated. See a colorectal surgeon, who will do a complete evaluatin and examination, and can treat most causes of rectal bleeding. ...Read more

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Is bloody stools a sign of some disease?

Is bloody stools a sign of some disease?

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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I pass bloody stools. Is this something to worry about?

I pass bloody stools. Is this something to worry about?

See your doctor...: Bloody stools are potentially a sign of significant lower GI pathology. Possible causes include hemorrhoids, anal fissures, colitis, and benign and malignant growths in the rectum and colon. See a gastroenterologist for a work-up asap. Good luck! ...Read more