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Been having hard stools with some ab pain. Negative colonoscopy and endoscopy. Today had red stool? Been drinking red kool aid. Is this the cause?

Been having hard stools with some ab pain. Negative colonoscopy and endoscopy. Today had red stool? Been drinking red kool aid. Is this the cause?

Maybe: It is possible but if the colonoscopy was recent it could be more serious. And blood in the toilet is very distinctive. Could be a hemorrhoid, etc...Don't write it off to just being the red drink. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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How to maintain electrolyte balance during colonoscopy preparation? Should I drink mineral water and sport drinks?

How to maintain electrolyte balance during colonoscopy preparation? Should I drink mineral water and sport drinks?

Electrolytes: Colon prep is not likely to affect the electrolyte balance of normal adults significantly. Drinking these sport drinks will not hurt you and perhaps help the economy. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy 6 months ago- clear no abnormalities. Stool still abnormal - sometimes really thin, sometimes blood streaked?

Colonoscopy 6 months ago- clear no abnormalities. Stool still abnormal - sometimes really thin, sometimes blood streaked?

Internal hemorrhoids: Colonoscopy can mix issues in the distal rectum. You might have internal hemorrhoids so I suggest a simple sigmoidoscopy or even proctoscopy to assure there in nothing going on lower down. ...Read more

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Prepping for colonoscopy. My stool is now clear, but I noticed little white pieces of what seems to be mucus. Is this normal?

Prepping for colonoscopy. My stool is now clear, but I noticed little white pieces of what seems to be mucus. Is this normal?

Mucus w/ colonoscopy: Do not worry likely just from the membranes just like we have secretions in our mouth. You can ask the doctor at the colonoscopy ...Read more

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Red streaks of blood in stool - but colonoscopy is clear. What could it be?

Red streaks of blood in stool - but colonoscopy is clear. What could it be?

Pain?: Is there pain associated with your bowel movements? The blood could be due to an anal fissure. If there is no pain related the blood could be from a hemorrhoid. Either way it is important to discuss this with your gastrointestinal doctor to find the source of the bleeding. ...Read more

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If i'm having clear, watery stools, does that mean i'm done with the prep for my colonoscopy?

If i'm having clear, watery stools, does that mean i'm done with the prep for my colonoscopy?

Usually: This the endpoint we are striving for. If however in the morning you pass anything more than clear liquid, let the nurse know immediately on check in so they may give you an enema or two to permit completion of the colonoscopy without you having it cancelled and rescheduled and needing to go thru the prep once again. ...Read more

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Had clear colonoscopy but still lots of pain and lose stools also blood in toilet this week?

Had clear colonoscopy but still lots of pain and lose stools also  blood in toilet this week?

Diverticulosis: You may have diverticulosis pouches which are a common cause of loose stools and passage of bright red blood. I assume that inflammatory colon changes were not seen, but check with your colonoscopist to see whether diverticulosis of the colon may be present even with your "normal" colonoscopy. ...Read more

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