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Do Ibs Patients Have Bloody Stools
Gastro recommended CT and colonscopy for mild abdominal pain/gas. 23 yrs old. If CT scan shows nothing, is colonoscopy necessary? no bloody stools
Options available: CT scan of the abdomen may be indicated but not for mild pain alone. If the symptoms are progressive and there is concern for Cancer(unlikely in your age group), then only I would consider doing a CT. Similarly Colonoscopy is not indicated because of pain alone.If there is bowel irregularity or blood in stool Colonoscopy is reasonable to do. In your case I would watch /monitor for 4-6 weeks, then ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ibs is diagnosed after all organic causes are ruled out (eg, infection, inflammation). Gi docs use a clinical criteria called rome iii. Pts must have abdominal pain/discomfort associated with 2 or more of the following at least 25% of the time: 1. Symptoms improve w defecation, 2. Stool frequency changes, 3. Stool appearance changes. Constipation-type vs diarrhea-type are ...Read more
Yes, not from IBS: Ibs does not cause bloody stools. Bloody stools can be seen with other conditions. Hemorrhoids can cause bright red blood on toilet paper, or in bowl, but so can rectal cancers. Blood coated on stool different from blood mixed in stool. Bloody stools can be seen with infection, inflammation, fragile blood vessels, diverticula (pockets), poor blood flow to bowel, polyps, cancers, etc. C ur doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I know if im having a diverticulitis flare up or ibs? I've been diagnosed with both. I have nausea, bloating, bloody stools, lightheadedness?
May be neither: How were you diagnosed with either. Even though you are young I assume you had a colonoscopy to rule out colitis and a CT scan to confirm diagnosis of diverticulitis which is uncommon in 30's. I say this because bloody stools are not usually seen with either of these. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anything besides melena cause maroon-to-black goop & dark bms? Two gis agree my pain etc is IBS and that bloody stools in past were hemorrhoids, but this week doc said i don't have hems anymore?
Likely melena: What you describe definitely sounds like melena. If so that means the blood is coming from the upper GI tract. That can be serious and should not be ignored. A stool test for blood will easily tell you the answer, and a complete blood count will give a good indication of how much blood has been lost. Get in to see a doctor as soon as you can. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
28 y/o male w/ blood in stool. I'm pretty sure I have lactose intolerance and ibs. Could this be a symptom?
Have massive constipation. Just went a little the size of a pebble and had blood in stool. Do I have cancer? Or ibs?
Trying to poop a: Brick by straining caused the blood. It seems like top and bottom approach needed. Fleets enema from below; citrat of magnesis by mouth. Last try before going to urgent care for manual disempactment no joy for you or provider. Then solve how you got this way, and how to prevent. Unlikely cancer or ibs. Narcotics cause this. Do not use bisacodyl product (dulcolax) stimulant. ...Read more
What are good over-the-counter meds for IBS with constapation my constapation goes away then comes back also have bad gas no blood in stool i'm 28?
Stool softener: Two products that are over the counter should be used. The first is the stool softner colace taken every day. If an episode of constipation occurs one then uses a fleets enema as needed. In years past older people with sever constipation went to a clinic for high colonic enemas. The practice has essentially stopped. ...Read more
Started vsl#3 day 2, noted pink blood in stool since day 1. Is this IBS reacting to vsl#3 (pushing for peristalsis) due to weak mucosa in GI tract?
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