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Have occasional small red blood streaking outside stool.Slight burning. Have had 4 colonoscopy in last 10 years, all fine,last one 3 years ago.Advice?

Have occasional small red blood streaking outside stool.Slight burning. Have had 4 colonoscopy in last 10 years, all fine,last one 3 years ago.Advice?

Should be fine: Without knowing anything other than that you have had colonoscopies that were fine, then more than likely this is a benign process of the anal area - fissure/hemorrhoid, which are not life threatening and can be treated very easily. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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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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My calprotectin is 59. Other than occasional mild cramps, no diarrhea, constipation, blood or other symptoms. Other labs all normal. Colonoscopy time?

My calprotectin is 59. Other than occasional mild cramps, no diarrhea, constipation, blood or other symptoms. Other labs all normal. Colonoscopy time?

Not necessarily: I'm not sure why you had a fecal calprotectin performed if you have no symptoms other than cramping. Levels are elevated in inflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal tract. If you have a family history of ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease a colonoscopy could be considered, but will likely be of low yield without additional symptoms. ...Read more

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Mild pain 2" below naval whn coughing or pressing on it. had diarrhea from colonoscopy test (norml) Is it muscle from pushing out poop? no fevr/blood

Mild pain 2" below naval whn coughing or pressing on it. had diarrhea from colonoscopy test (norml) Is it muscle from pushing out poop? no fevr/blood

Mild peritoneal sign: The description of symptoms given appear to represent peritoneal irritation post colonoscopy. Diarrhea can be normal because of prep but tenderness on pressing suggests local peritoneal signs where if a biopsy were taken, a miniscule perforation that has localized is causing the symptoms. If the WBC normal, just observe. ...Read more

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Blood in stool. Colonoscopy showed mild proctitis inflammation. Biopsies normal. Gi not worried, no treatment, no diagnosis. . Should I be worried. ?

Blood in stool. Colonoscopy showed mild proctitis inflammation. Biopsies normal. Gi not worried, no treatment, no diagnosis. . Should I be worried. ?

No: I suspect this is a mechanical process causing a bit of inflammation and tissue injury. We're not going to do anything when the biopsy is normal and there's no mass lesion. If your physician is agreeable, a diet with some more fiber might help. ...Read more

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What could cause mild gastritis not to heal w/ use of ppis? No hiv, normal CT scan, colonoscopy, blood& stool tests. Upper endoscopy(gerd/gastritis)

What could cause mild gastritis not to heal w/ use of ppis? No hiv, normal CT scan, colonoscopy, blood& stool tests. Upper endoscopy(gerd/gastritis)

Gastritis: Given your story this can be an infection, a reaction to medication or alcohol. A stomach that is not fully healed due to gastritis may not heal well even on ppis if one continues to drink alcohol or to take toxic medications. ...Read more

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63 year-old woman still has continuous mild stomach pain affecting her daily life, despite 3 yrs of medical treatment for gastritis found after.....?

63 year-old woman still has continuous mild stomach pain affecting her daily life, despite 3 yrs of medical treatment for gastritis found after.....?

Cause of pain?: From the description, I'm not convinced the pain is from the gastritis. Further workup is needed. If not already done, I'd start with a current H&P, followed by new more thorough labs and/or a CT of the abdomen. ...Read more

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Will you get blood taken before you get a colonoscopy?

Will you get blood taken before you get a colonoscopy?

Usually not: usually not necessary. females are usually tested for pregnancy prior to procedures. if you have certain chronic medical conditions you may need blood tests (renal failure, clotting disorders, etc) ...Read more

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I had a lower colonoscopy and the doctors found nothing abnormal.I still have a fair amount of blood after going the toilet.Should I go back ?

I had a lower colonoscopy and the doctors found nothing abnormal.I still have a fair amount of blood after going the toilet.Should I go back ?

Colorectal Surgeon: The bleeding you describe (despite a normal colonoscopy, which does not view the anal canal well) is most likely the result of either internal hemorrhoids or an anal fissure, both of which are often easily treated. I would strongly advise you to see a colorectal surgeon who can diagnose the problem and most likely treat it with either medication or a simple office procedure. ...Read more

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After a colonoscopy, is it normal to have blood in the stool?

After a colonoscopy, is it normal to have blood in the stool?

Post colonoscopy : can be normal for a day or 2. Especially if biopsies were done. Could also be from internal hemorrhoids being irritated by scope. Anal fissure also possible. The results of the colonoscopy should have revealed bleeding sites of concern. Be sure to notify whoever did the scope if bleeding is severe or persistent beyond a couple of days. ...Read more