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Bleeding From The Rectom
Any advice? I have taken garcinia cambogia for 2 days now and I have started bleeding from my rectom. Is this one of the side effects?
See doc DON'T use it: Garcinia cambogia is in most weight loss supplements, and can cause liver failure.It was also used in Hydroxycut which was taken off the market as people died from using it. I see a handful of patients per month with abnormal liver tests after using this medicine. I would NOT recommend it. There is no "magic pill" for weight loss. Diet and exercise remain the #1 way to lose weight and keep it off ...Read more
In may I became diabetic, gastroparesis, no period, bleeding from rectom. Still bleeding, no period, on insulin but thirsty.Whats wrong?Tried hormones.
G.I. doctor can help: A primary care doctor can help fix the diabetes. The length of time a person has had diabetes before getting diagnosed influences how much damage has been done to various organs in the body. Rectal bleeding is a different issue, and needs to be checked out by the gastro-intestinal specialist (G.I. Doc), who can do a colonoscopy to look for hemorrhoids, polyps, and colon cancer. ...Read more
Rectal bleeding : Can have many causes such as simple hemorrhoids or fissures, but there are other disorders of the gastrointestinal tract like inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis...Etc. This is something that needs a medical evaluation and possibly a colonoscopy for a proper diagnosis. Take care! ...Read more
Different causes: It can be a hemorrhoid, a cut or fissure, or colitis or crohns or other causes. Blood in the stool should be evaluated and taken seriously as to the cause. Your doctor will ask you about the possible causes and perform a rectal exam. A referral for a colonoscopy might be warranted to further evaluate the cause. ...Read more
Get to the hospital!: Bleeding from the GI tract is never normal, but severe bleeding can be life-threatening. Lots of possibilities here, some of which can be very serious. Get to the emergency room please so the severity and cause of your bleeding can be determined, and the bleeding corrected. ...Read more
Rectal bleeds: Bleeding per rectum may originate in the anal canal, the rectum, or further up the line. Frequent anal sources of bleeding include hemorrhoids & fissures, that may respond to modifying stool texture (fiber, softeners) and topical agents, or require further intervention. Similar bleeds can be seen with anal & rectal cancer, infections, ischemic colitis, diverticular bleeds, inflammatory bowel, etc. ...Read more
Many things: First, he needs to be seen by a doctor to have this evaluated. Rectal bleeding can be several things. The most common are hemorrhoids, a fissure, diverticulosis, colitis, or colon cancer. It all depends on other symptoms, his medical risk factors, and the results of blood work and imaging. ...Read more
Scans?: You did not mention colonoscopy or upper endoscopy or any pain... Also did not mention any medications... If you are taking NSAID medications such as motrin, aspirin, aleve, (naproxen) etc then you could have an ulcer causing bleeding. If you have not had colonoscopy that should be done. Hemorrhoids can cause "severe" bleeding but that is rare. ...Read more