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Colon Bleeding Causes
Would not: Anticipate that colonic polyps would cause bleeding related to vaginal intercourse.
Yes it can: Radiation is known to cause some chronic damage to the rectal mucosa.This can lead to rectal bleeding. Let your oncologists/radiation oncologist know about it so that they can offer you help with medication to stop this
Meckel's: I assume you are asking about a meckel's diverticulum. Here is a great source for info: http://www.Lpch.Org/diseasehealthinfo/healthlibrary/digest/meckels.Html many children with meckel's have no symptoms associated with it. It can cause abdominal pain or bleeding in the intestine. There are special xray tests which can be done to diagnose it.See 2 more doctor answers
Has left-sided uc and minor hemorrhoid. Is there a way to know if the bleeding is caused by inflamed colon or hemorrhoid?
I had four colon polyps removed, one was 15mm and causing bleeding in stool. I was told I didnt has ibs/chrons/colitis. What caused these polyps then?
Viral field changes: With 4 polyps one needs to know if there is a familial history of polyposis. In addition are the polyps adenomatous or inflammatory. Rare for an adenomatous polyp of 1.5 mm to be symptomatic. If not congenital and appearing adenomatous, the mechanism appears to be polyoma virus transfecting mucosal epithelium and then as various lesions appear if a malignancy arises it suppresses the others.See 2 more doctor answers
When colon cancer reach a level that causes anemia blood in stool became visible or stool became dark or rectal bleeding has started am I right?
Can having multiple abdominal surgeries cause colon thickening? Lap RNY, abdomnio, gall bladder removal, rt adrenalectomy? History of bleeding ulcers
What could cause enlarged lymph nodes near colon seen in CT scan? colonscopy & biopsy clear. Was having rectal bleeding for 1 month. GI said infection
Do colon cancer polyps cause constant blood in the stool or intermittently? Do polyps only bleed when they're ruptured from straining passing stool?
Intermittent: Bleeding form polyps is intermittent and depends on the size and type of polyp. That is why yearly testing is recommended. You may consult this site for information about blood in stool. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/blood-in-stool#1 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.
Colon bleed: Colon bleeding is serious problem. Urgently you should see gastroenterologist to find out the cause. There are many causes for bleed, internal hemorrhoids, diverticulosis , avm, ischemic colitis, ibd, colon cancer. If it becomes frequent and heavy then go right away to er. Sometimes blood loss can be significant and life threatening. Good luck.See 1 more doctor answer
Hmmm.: For many years nuts were said to trigger diverticulitits and risk of bleeds; current evidence is ambiguous. I tell patients that if nuts bother them (pain...) avoid them but if not, eat in moderation.See 1 more doctor answer
Regular bleeding from colon, history of internal hemorrhoids.. But the bleeding suddenly increased in volume and is more regular. Is this serious?
Could be.: The bleeding may not be from hemorrhoids. Talk to your doctor.
Had 3rd remicade (infliximab) infusion last friday for left-sided uc. Colon is still bleeding. When would I know if remicade (infliximab) is working or not?
See below.: You have essentially received the loading doses of remicade (infliximab). It may take 2 to 3 more infusions to truly settle down the uc and then hopefully bleeding will be decreased and hopefully stopped. Dosage may need to be altered to obtain better results and that will be based on your response and tolerability to the medication.
Occult/hidden: Most of the time there is no visible blood. Testing for bleeding lesions requires testing for occult blood, fecal occult blood test (fbot). There is more than one method. If is recommended that this test be done three times each year on persons over the age of 50, unless they have undergone colonoscopy.
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