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Blood In Stool After Colonoscopy
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
A long tube runs from the mouth to the anus. It includes, in order, the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, ileus), caecum, the ascending, transverse, descending, and sigmoid colon (or large intestine) and the rectum. The space inside that tube, the lumen, is considered to be outside of the body. When we bleed into that space ...Read more
See below: The colon is so huge that sometimes the camera doesn't catch a small bleed. Colonoscopies are important to make sure you don't have inflammation in the colon and it rules out serious causes. You might have a blood vessel that bleeds on and off. Or it might be something in the anal area like a crack in the wall causing some bleeding when you wipe. Also the bleed could be from above the colon. ...Read more
Had colonoscopy in 2002, was fine. Had one recently, microscopic blood in stool, can you get coloncancer within 10 yrs? 64 yr old female.
Absolutely...: There are several biologic pathways by which cells grow into cancer--this is particularly true with colon cancer. "interval colon cancers" are defined as presenting relatively soon after a negative colonoscopy exam. This phenomenon is well-defined & well-recognized in the medical literature, distinct from missed or regrowing lesions, & accepted as inevitable despite current screening strategies. ...Read more
I have blood in stool. I've had 4 colonoscopy. Negative results. Had diverticulitis before. What could my problem be?
Maybe not colonic...: Evaluation is always appropriate for re-bleeding from the gut. Black stool often means bleeding from upper GI tract; grape jelly stool from small bowel; silver stool from biliary tree; burgundy stool from right colon; red blood from left colon to anal canal. Any accompanying symptoms? Do you take NSAID's, over-use alcohol, smoke tobacco, have other risks (AVM's for example)--lots to consider. ...Read more
Saw a GI for microscopic blood in stool, confirmed by FIT. Flat out refused a colonoscopy as I feel this was just an incidental finding. Is this ok?
Possible mistake?: ...its a warning sign. May be predictable (e.g. rectal trauma, fissure, hemorrhoids with straining), but evaluation is always appropriate. A rule of thumb (but not absolute): black stool means bleeding comes from upper GI tract; grape jelly stool from small bowel; silver stool from biliary tree; burgundy stool from right colon; red blood from left colon to anus; occult blood is anyone's guess. ...Read more
I have UC and my blood in stool came back my GI dr knows about it I'm havering a colonoscopy but what can I do for now I don't get it for a month?
Advice from your doc: If you have had blood in your stool before, and have seen a gastroenterologist, then some treatment has probably already been prescribed. This could be medication such as sulfasalazine, other oral or enema medications including Asacol (mesalamine) or Lialda, or even cortisone. Call your doctor back to make sure she/he doesn't want you to increase or change your medication before your colonoscopy. Good luck! ...Read more
What is the likelihood they will find something on a colonoscopy if you had a positive fecal immunochemical test (for blood in stool)?
Heme + stool on FIT:
At your age, finding something serious would be unusual. It could be hemorrhoids or contamination if it was done during a menstrual period.
If you've had bowel habit changes such as more frequent stools or abdominal pains, it may be a good idea to pursue the colonoscopy.
Another reason to pursue a colonoscopy would be if members of your family have had cancer in the digestive tract. ...Read more
I had anal fissure diagnosed after colonoscopy about 4 years back. Reason 4 procedure: 1-time blood in stool. Ok since, but anything I need to do now?
NO: Not sure I fully understand your question. If you are having no symptoms from your fissure that was found a year ago, then there is nothing else to do. It sounds like it has already healed. ...Read more
4 month back I had blood in stool. I did colonoscopy which showed anal fissure and bile. Now again blood comeback should I have to do colonoscopy also?
Evaluation: You should see your gasteroentrology doctor for followup and re evaluation to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more
Please help, blood in stool (colonoscopy normal,) MRI shows narrowing of small bowel don, t know what this signifys?
I am a 23 year old female. I have been getting blood in stool, weight loss and pain in abdomen. I had a colonoscopy done today and they found many diffused 3-4mm shallow ulcerations. What should I do?
Biopsies...: Will provide the answer. Might be infection. Might be crohn's. You will have an answer in a few days at most. ...Read more
How long to wait for safe colonoscopy after colon resection? Polyp in rectum, blood in stool, no stoma.
Blood in stool. Colonoscopy showed mild proctitis inflammation. Biopsies normal. Gi not worried, no treatment, no diagnosis.. Should I be worried.?
23 yr old female. Dull pain in lower abdomen. Colonoscopy came back clear. No blood in stool. Have had the pain for about 2 months. What's wrong w/me?
Having green stool for couple of months. On n off Pain in lower right of abs. Colonoscopy n endoscopy with biopsy normal. What's going on? Have ext and int hemorrhoids. Blood in stool might from hem
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Although not enough information is provided to give you specific advise the following may be helpful: Green
stool indicates that your food is moving through your intestines more quickly than usual and not giving your bile a chance to turn the normal brown color. By itself, this is not a sign of a specific illness. Abdominal pain with normal studies may be due to the Irritable Bowel Syndrome. ...Read more
65 yr old lady complain of chronic fatigue n anemia n blood in stool. Endoscopy n colonoscopy are normal. What's it? What do next?
Small bowel: Assuming the source of anemia is from the gut (anemia may be from other sources)...The gut includes the small bowel and large bowel (colon). Egd evaluates the esophagus and stomach. Egd can miss dieulafoy lesions or avms. Colonscopy is very good but not perfect. If both egd and colonoscopy are negative and accurate, then bleeding can be from the small bowel. Capsule endoscopy could be considered. ...Read more
Fistulotomy & lis done. Short colonoscopy-normal. After 1.5 month from surgery bowl movement small amount of blood in stool and little mucus. Normal?
Possibly: If you have kept stools soft for at least 6 weeks following your procedure then the majority of healing should be done. If you have been constipated due to pain medications then you may have caused some minor bleeding. Keep stools soft for at least 3 months following such a procedure. ...Read more
When liver cirrhosis blood in stool made colonoscopy there is no proof bleeding everything is normal what is reason for bleeding? How can I diagnose
If 8 months colonoscopy was done and a CT scan 2 months ago and all clear, what could be the cause of blood in stool? Could cancer redevelop in 2 months
Unlikely: In a female of your young age colon cancer would very unlikely unless there are genetic causes the colonoscopy is more sensitive than a ct scan in finding early polyps and cancer polyps can be missed by the doctor if the procedure is not thorough or done by an experienced operator common causes of blood if on surface of stool or in the bowl are hemorrhoids or anal causes. ...Read more
Major rectal pain every bowel. Doc says no hemmohroids. Blood in stool. Waiting 4 weeks for colonoscopy. Severe pain and itching all day long?
You may have:
A bothersome entity called "Fissure in an" which is a cracklike defect in you anal wall. This is VERY PAINFUL and can often not be diagnosed with simple RECTAL exam. Protoscopic exam is needed!
In the meantime try hot SITZ baths!!
Hope this helps and Good Luck!
Dr Z ...Read more
Uc flare with thin stools, chunks of blood in stool, and frequency. Egd, colonoscopy, biopsies & digital perianal & rectal exam all normal. Confused?
UC is long-term: Ulcerative colitis is a lifelong inflammatory disease of the lining of the large intestine and rectum, that may have systemic consequences, is often relapsing, and can lead to colon cancer. Flares may occur acutely, even after an unremarkable colon evaluation. Don't delay in ruling out superimposed infection, & seeking help from your gastroenterologist. Call him/her now-- ...Read more
Blood in stool x2. Dad w/ ulcerative colitis, sister w/ crohn's. Should I have colonoscopy? If so, can I have while breastfeeding or wait until weans?
Positive for blood in stool. Dr. Won't do colonoscopy because I'm not a candidate for surgery. (have stage 3b lung cancer & severe copd) any suggesti?
Possibly repeat test: Occult testing often leads to false positives. Abnormal test results may occur after eating meat, a nosebleed or gum bleed. It does not necessarily indicate internal bleeding. With stage iiib lung cancer and severe copd, I suspect your doctor believes there is really no benefit to further testing due to these very severe illnesses that will probably limit lifespan. ...Read more
Traces of blood in stool 2 days ago. Normal CBC. Colonoscopy found hyperemia and erosions in rectum. Doctor prescribed melasamine. Normal stool now. Will I have to deal with IBD from now on?
Do you have anyone: In your family with crohn's or ulcerative colitis because studies have shown a strong genetic component. Once you have been diagnosed with IBD, it normally is controlled with diet and/or medication. According to the CDC, about 2/3- 3/4 of patients with crohns may undergo surgery. In ulcerative colitis, once the colon is removed, there will be no more flare ups as the colon is now gone. ...Read more
Had c-diff. Once cleared, doc did colonoscopy. Everything perfect. Did notice redness (erythema...No blood) in rectum. Did random biopsies. Some blood in stool 2 day after. Very mild cramping. Normal?
YES: You may see a scant amount of blood after colon biopsy: anything more requires further GI evaluation. ...Read more
Bloody Or Red Colored Stools (Definition)
Blood in the stool of babies is always a concern and should be investigated. Some of the causes include food allergies, infection of the bowels (bacterial gastroenteritis), anal fissure, and rarely, intussusception. ...Read more
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