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Blood in stool rectal bleeding and alternating constipation and loose stool. Is it cancer?

Blood in stool rectal bleeding and alternating constipation and loose stool. Is it cancer?

Blood in stool: Suspicious but your age is in your favor unless a strong family history of colon or breast cancer. Likely another cause. I would see your PCP. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Rakinic
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Diverticulosis (Definition)

Diverticulosis is the presence of small outpouching's of the wall of the digestive tract, usually the colon. If one of them becomes infected it is known as diverticulitis. Diverticula also can ...Read more


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Gastrointestinal pain and bleeding?

Gastrointestinal pain and bleeding?

Common, serious...: The most likely cause of GI pain and GI bleeding are medications that irritate stomach lining causing gastritis, ulcer disease, severe reflux, esophagitis. Most common are aspirin, meds related (nsaid's--ibuprofen, naproxen)--anti-inflammatory drugs. If note reddish stool, or stools turns dark or black, or GI pain occurs, call your physician, who will tell you if you should come to office or er. ...Read more

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Rectal bleeding after hematoma and stomach ulcer diagnosis? It's bright red and seperated from stool

Rectal bleeding after hematoma and stomach ulcer diagnosis? It's bright red and seperated from stool

Related ?: With exceptions, bleeding that is red and not part of the stool suggests something lower like hemorrhoids or a tear in the anal lining. Bleeding up high like from the stomach has to pass through the intestines and so is usually mixed in with the stool and black. It may be tarry due to digestion. You need to see a doctor who should evaluate your bottom as this is more likely the cause. ...Read more

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Can strawberry seeds irritate internal hemorrhoids and cause rectal bleeding?

Can strawberry seeds irritate internal hemorrhoids and cause rectal bleeding?

Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are associated with hard stools, straining and some circulatory problems. Strawberry seeds will not cause hemorrhoids, but increased water intake and dietary fiber may be helpful if chronic constipation and straining are making the hemorrhoids worse. If bleeding continues, be sure to get checked out by your doctor. ...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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I am experiencing bloody stool. The following also describe me: Painful bowel movements, Constipation, Rectal bleeding, and Blood on toilet tissue. Wh?

I am experiencing bloody stool. The following also describe me: Painful bowel movements, Constipation, Rectal bleeding, and Blood on toilet tissue. Wh?

Colitis?: These symptoms are typical of inflammation of the colon (colitis), rectum (proctitis), or both (proctocolitis). The most common cause is inflammatory bowel disease, e.g. ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease, but there are other possibilities, including various infections. This is serious business, so don't mess around. See a doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Have uterine polyp and 2 ovarian cysts causing severe pain and irregular hevy bleeding and spotting can this be from polyp?

Have uterine polyp and 2 ovarian cysts causing severe pain and irregular hevy bleeding and spotting can this be from polyp?

Bleeding, yes: Irregular bleeding is a common symptom of endometrial polyps, and at your age of 42 can become malignant warranting a trip to the GYN MD for removal. Ovarian cysts can also cause bleeding and pain. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with precancer colon polyps and internal hemorrhoids and gastritis.still have blood in stool with burning in my abdomen should I worry?

I was diagnosed with precancer colon polyps and internal hemorrhoids and gastritis.still have blood in stool with burning in my abdomen should I worry?

Depends: Gastritis should improve with dietary modifications, acid blockers, and possible H pylori treatment; if not, further evaluation may be needed. Colon polyps should be followed with colonoscopy anywhere from 6 months to 5 years later, depending on type of polyp and confidence in that it was completely removed. Internal hems bleed and the source needs to be addressed - constipation, straining, etc ...Read more

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Vaginal and rectum bleeding in senior?

Vaginal and rectum bleeding in senior?

Rectal bleed common: Hemorrhoids are quite common and it is quite easy to check by your doc--if much pain with bm, it is likely external hemorrhoids/fissures. If no pain and blood "coats the stool" then likely from internal ones. Vaginal bleeding in seinors is not normal and should be checked out--dysfunctional uterine bleeding can be sign of uterine/cervical cancers etc..Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Gastrointestinal pain and bleeding, prior colon cancer. Who do I see?

Gastrointestinal pain and bleeding, prior colon cancer. Who do I see?

See Doctor Soon: I recommend that you return to see your cancer surgeon, medical oncologist, or gastroenterologist as soon as possible. Any of these doctors can order the appropriate tests to get to the bottom of this. ...Read more

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Hx of fissures constipation and now anal pain and anal stricture?

Hx of fissures constipation and now anal pain and anal stricture?

Obviously you: Need fluid and fiber in your diet, but also need to talk w/your doctor and possible a GI or rectal surgeon. This can't be answered on the internet, only in person. ...Read more

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Uc flare with thin stools, chunks of blood in stool, and frequency. Egd, colonoscopy, biopsies & digital perianal & rectal exam all normal. confused?

Uc flare with thin stools, chunks of blood in stool, and frequency. Egd, colonoscopy, biopsies & digital perianal & rectal exam all normal. confused?

UC is long-term: Ulcerative colitis is a lifelong inflammatory disease of the lining of the large intestine and rectum, that may have systemic consequences, is often relapsing, and can lead to colon cancer. Flares may occur acutely, even after an unremarkable colon evaluation. Don't delay in ruling out superimposed infection, & seeking help from your gastroenterologist. Call him/her now-- ...Read more

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Constipation and bleeding in my rectum ?

Constipation and bleeding in my rectum ?

Need evaluation: Rectal bleeding and constipation can result from hemorrhoids or anal lesions or rectal masses or fissures ...Read more

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Had ulcerative colitis for 15 yrs (confirmed by sigmoid and biopsies). Just had 1st colonoscopy, shows granular, loss of vascular pattern and minor ulcers in ascending colon, cecum, sigmoid and colon. Is this UC or chrons?

Had ulcerative colitis for 15 yrs (confirmed by sigmoid and biopsies). Just had 1st colonoscopy, shows granular, loss of vascular pattern and minor ulcers in ascending colon, cecum, sigmoid and colon. Is this UC or chrons?

Ulcerative colitis: All of the biopsies from colonoscopy showed inflammatory changes consistent with ulcerative colitis. The later is part of the spectrum of IBD but involves only the mucosal layer of the bowel. Chrons disease is a form of IBD that involves all layers of the bowel and can be recognized on scans of the bowel or deeper layers of bowel on bx. ...Read more

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Would a colonoscopy note moderate diverticulosis in the sigmoid colon?And could this diverticular be causing obscure GI bleeding?

Would a colonoscopy note moderate diverticulosis in the sigmoid colon?And could this diverticular be causing obscure GI bleeding?

Yes & no: A colonoscopy could certainly detect moderate diverticulosis in the sigmoid colon however diverticulosis almost never a cause of obscure GI bleeding. It is usually overt & very obvious especially when coming from the sigmoid colon. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Diverticular Diseases (Definition)

Diverticular disease is a condition where pouches protrude outward from weakened areas in the colon and result in abdominal ...Read more


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Diverticulitis (Definition)

A condition in which one or more of the small pouches in the digestive tract ...Read more