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Blood In The Stool Off And On How Can I Get Rid Of This Problem
Why not how: You need to determine the cause of bleeding before attempted treatment. See your physician. ...Read more
Blood in stool for over 3 months, seen my GP , Not hemorrhoid or palips, Cant get treatment over holiday?
Can you get bloody stools as a side effect of of anti-biotics taken for h. pylori? Completed treatment months back. Had bright red blood in stool now.
Blood in stool. Colonoscopy showed mild proctitis inflammation. Biopsies normal. Gi not worried, no treatment, no diagnosis. . Should I be worried. ?
See your doctor: There are several causes for ano-rectal pain with defecation including anal fissure, hemorrhoids, proctalgia and proctitis to name a few. All of these might be associated with rectal bleeding. More serious causes of rectal bleeding include cancer and warrants evaluation with colonoscopy to be ruled out. Don't delay in seeing your doctor. ...Read more
After treatment (flagyl) and 5 weeks of c.diff- symptoms are worsening, blood in stool, weight loss and cramping. What should be done next? ER?
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
I have been suffering for half a year already with different kinds of health problems. Chest pain, breathing difficult, breastbone pain,blood in stool?
Multitude of symptom: I would suggest visiting with your primary care doctor or an emergency department asap. You have several symptoms that can be associated with significant disease/illness. Sounds like you could have several things going on. Best of luck. See your doctor soon. If chest pain is severe or new, you should be evaluated immediately to rule out a heart attack. ...Read more
Anaemic, night sweats lower back pain losing weight. Ruled out TB and lymphoma. Possible colon problem?? Blood in stool only once but dark and runny
Woke up b/c of bowel movement. Bright blood in stool for the first time. Abd pain, exc burping, extr fatigue. Could a CT with dye detect problem?
Maybe BUT...: Blood in the stool should always be evaluated. Might be from a small anal fissure or bleeding hemorrhoids. More serious causes such as inflammatory bowel disease or tumor needs to be ruled out. You need a proper evaluation before we start throwing out tests to be done. See a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
It seems I only get fresh blood in stool for my morning BMs. Evening BM is fine. Why is it this way?
Not normal, get help: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.G rectal trauma), 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. ...Read more
Go see your doctor: Blood in the stool is often a serious problem and msut be investigated as the cause can be simple as hemorrhoids or something very serious like cancer of the rectum or large intestine. So do not ignore it. Alchol itself is unlikely to be a direct cause, yet it can cause gastritis or stomach ulcers which tend to bleed. So better find out what is wrong before you get into a swerious or lifethreaten. ...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
When you stop: Using aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen and other nsaid's. In either case you need to see a GI doctor for proper evaluation and diagnosis and treatment. This could be something serious that is occult and only aggravate by the aleve (naproxen). Catching something bad early is your best shot at having a good prognosis. ...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
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