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Can you have ulcerative colitis without bleeding?

Can you have ulcerative colitis without bleeding?

Yes: Uc is complicated and many other diseases can imitate uc. You want a GI expert for your trouble. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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A condition in which the large intestine (the colon) ...Read more


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Possible reasons for bleeding from ulcerative colitis?

Possible reasons for bleeding from ulcerative colitis?

Inflammation: The inflammation on the lining of the bowel causes that lining to break down. So essentially there is injury to your body. The bleeding is a natural extension of this. The treatments are medications to correct the inflammation actually. Then, the body will naturally heal the lining of the bowel and the bleeding will stop. ...Read more

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Could an anal fissure bleed without bowel movement?

Could an anal fissure bleed without bowel movement?

Yes: Yes if the fissure is bleeding you don't need stool to make it worse. There can be small droplets of blood in the toilet water. I would see a gastroenterologist or colon rectal surgeon for full diagnosis ...Read more

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Bleeding after BM (Fissures), not constipated, colonoscopy showed no Chrohn's, etc. What else could cause anal fissues? Allergies? Stress? Reflux?

Bleeding after BM (Fissures), not constipated, colonoscopy showed no Chrohn's, etc. What else could cause anal fissues? Allergies? Stress? Reflux?

Anal fissures: Some common causes of anal fissure include:Passing large or hard stools, Constipation and straining during bowel movements, Chronic diarrhea, Inflammation of the anorectal area caused by Crohn's disease or another inflammatory bowel disease, and Childbirth. You may not be constipated, but may have large stools. Activities like anal intercourse or sex toy use can cause them too. Keep up with the GI ...Read more

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Suffer from rectal ulcer with sessile polyp, I have continuos bloody mucous bleeding with constipation, am on pentasa (mesalamine) what to do else?

Suffer from rectal ulcer with sessile polyp, I have continuos bloody mucous bleeding with constipation, am on pentasa (mesalamine) what to do else?

Rectal Ulcer: You are on Mesalamine for uc? Of course, the bleeding and mucus is likely associated with active ulcerative colitis. A large sessile polyp, if it is a true polyp and not a uc pseudo polyp, can secrete mucus itself. It sounds to me that your ulcerative colitis is still not under control. Having said that, the rectal ulcer is likely associated also with your active disease. Get a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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xarelto & Percocet for last wk. have severe abdominal pain w/ rectal bleeding. Could it be ulcerative colitis where diarrhea is stopped from opiods?

 xarelto & Percocet for last wk.  have severe abdominal pain w/ rectal bleeding. Could it be ulcerative colitis where diarrhea is stopped from opiods?

Hematochezia: It sounds like ther are many important variables regarding your question that make it a complex one. Yes xarelto can thin your blood and make you more prone to bleeding. Opioid medications usually have the side effect of causing constipation. ...Read more

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Is internal bleeding a common problem of ulcerative colitis?

No- read on: Ulcerative colitis is often diagnosed when someone seeks medical advice for rectal bleeding. However, internal bleeding usually implies bleeding into a body cavity, such as the abdomen or chest. This can be seen after surgery, and in unusual situations even when no surgery has occurred. However, it is rarely seen in uc in the absence of other complications. ...Read more

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Does having hemmroids mean that you likely have inflammatory bowel disease(crohns, ulcerative colitis, etc)?

Does having hemmroids mean that you likely have inflammatory bowel disease(crohns, ulcerative colitis, etc)?

No: Hemorrhoids are extremely common and are not necessarily a marker for IBD. Patients with Crohn's disease can develop large external hemorrhoids that can be very painful, but they almost always have other dramatic symptoms. ...Read more

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No chrons symptoms but colonoscopy shows Crohn's after possible e coli infection am i misdiagnosed with crohns? Colonoscopy after pain, apendicitis

No chrons symptoms but colonoscopy shows Crohn's after possible e coli infection am i misdiagnosed with crohns? Colonoscopy after pain, apendicitis

Lots of issues...: ...In your question: crohn's, infection, pain, appendicitis, ; question of colonoscopy results. To answer your primary concern--that of crohn's, be assured the presumptive diagnosis can be clarified if granulomas are found on your colon biopsies ; your asca blood level is elevated. To address your other issues, please call your doctor who performed your testing ; knows you best. Good health--. ...Read more

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Will intestinal bleeding hurt?

Will intestinal bleeding hurt?

Possibly: If associated with cramping or hard stool movement. ...Read more

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Blood clots when trying to pass stool, ulcerative colitis?

Blood clots when trying to pass stool, ulcerative colitis?

Need evaluation: If you are passing blood clots in your stool you could have any number of potentially serious conditions in the GI tract and you need an evaluation asap. Ulcerative colitis is one of any number of possibilities that include a bleeding ulcer in upper digestive tract to cancer anywhere in the GI tract. Get evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have bleeding in your colon without black or tarry stools?

Is it possible to have bleeding in your colon without black or tarry stools?

Yes: Tarry stools (melena) is usually due to a higher gi tract source of bleeding (I.e. stomach or small bowel). As the source of bleeding gets closer to the anus, it is usually red as there is less digestion by bacteria (which is why it turns black) ...Read more

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Does gallstones cause bleeding after passing stool?

Does gallstones cause bleeding after passing stool?

No: There is no relationship between the systems involved that could have one influence or cause the other. ...Read more

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Would ulcerative colitis cause peri-anal abscess?

Would ulcerative colitis cause peri-anal abscess?

It can: Many patients with peri-anal and peri-rectal abscess recover fine and never have a recurrence. Some patients develop recurrent abscess, and eventually are also found to have crohns or ulcerative colitis. Hopefully your abscess will be once and over. Both uc and crohns are difficult to diagnose. ...Read more

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Rectal bleeding that's not from the colon - any possibilities?

Rectal bleeding that's not from the colon - any possibilities?

Hemorroids : That are closer to the anal opening would be one. Or small intestine, before it enters the colon, called the ileum. Meckel's diverticulum, a congenital abnormality in the ileum comes to mind. Or it could be intermittent bleeding from colon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Rectal bleeding enough to think it was menstration for 3 days with small blood clots. No constipation. Diarreah, no external hemorrhoids, no fissures?

Rectal bleeding enough to think it was menstration for 3 days with small blood clots. No constipation. Diarreah, no external hemorrhoids, no fissures?

Rectal bleesing: In the absence of the co ditions you mention, constipation, fissures, hemorrhoids, it is possible the blood is coming from insside the rectum. I recommend consulting with your doctor so the right investigation can be skne to locate the source of the blood. ...Read more

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Is a bloody stool always a symptom of Crohn's and ulcerative colitis?

Is a bloody stool always a symptom of Crohn's and ulcerative colitis?

No: Bloody stool can be from many different processes and crohn's / uc can present with symptoms other than blood stools. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy shows no sign of Crohn's disease but can it be ulcerative colitis ?

Colonoscopy shows no sign of Crohn's disease but can it be ulcerative colitis ?

Unlikely: if no signs of crohn's disease was seen on colonoscopy, then it means there was no inflammation seen. Ulcerative colitis would have been seen on colonoscopy, unless it is "quiescent" or controlled with medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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