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What is occult bleeding per rectum?

What is occult bleeding per rectum?

Blood in stool: When blood is found in the stool when there is no visual evidence of blood. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Blood In Stool (Definition)

Blood in the stool of babies is always a concern and should be investigated. Some of the causes include food allergies, infection of the bowels (bacterial gastroenteritis), anal ...Read more


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I am having a Colonoscopy in a weeks time for occult bleeding. My abdomen is a little swollen and I am getting sharp pain below the navel its bearable?

I am having a Colonoscopy in a weeks time for occult bleeding. My abdomen is a little swollen and I am getting sharp pain below the navel its bearable?

What is question?: Difficult to understand your question. If you have occult blood in stool and you are having belly pain and swelling, you should probably have that colonoscopy, and more of an evaluation, as quickly as possible. Did you have an exam? Blood test? Scans? Need more info and a rapid evaluation. good Luck! ...Read more

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I'm having symptoms of blood in stool! could my insides be bleeding?

I'm having symptoms of blood in stool! could my insides be bleeding?

Not normal-see MD: Please see your physician within 1-2 weeks if you have blood in stool. You need further evaluation. ...Read more

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My father will be undergoing a bypass surgery. He has a medical history of posterior du bleed which happened six months earlier and positive occult bleeding. Any risks?

My father will be undergoing a bypass surgery. He has a medical history of posterior du bleed which happened six months earlier and positive occult bleeding. Any risks?

Take precautions: There is some risk as stress can irritate the stomach, and bypass patients should stay on Aspirin indefinitely to protect the grafts. But if the docs are concerned, they will keep him on ulcer medication. Better to focus on helping him get through the surgery first. ...Read more

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What kind of bleeding is a symptom of colon cancer? red blood in stool, black stool, or both?

What kind of bleeding is a symptom of colon cancer? red blood in stool, black stool, or both?

Both: or none . Bleeding may not be seen only occult blood Speak to your doctor if you are concerned at the age of 19 ...Read more

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What to do if I have bright blood in stool and bleeding?

What to do if I have bright blood in stool and bleeding?

Hemorrhoids bleed: Blood in the stool is never "normal". However, bright anal blood on the outside of stool is usually from hemorrhoids (swollen anal veins). They are not serious and warm baths with epsom salts and a cream like anusol will help. However, if the bleeding is persistent, do see a doctor for an examination. All the best, peter wilk, md. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more