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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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?
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
See answer + comment: 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
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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