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Ulceritive colitis blood in stool for months now. What is the best treatment?

Ulceritive colitis blood in stool for months now. What is the best treatment?

You need to get: To a specialist right away. It sounds like you are having an acute flare up. This can result in a life-threatening emergency. ...Read more

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Dr. K. Mujib Haque
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Gastrointestinal Bleeding (Definition)

A long tube runs from the mouth to the anus. It includes, in order, the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, ileus), caecum, the ascending, transverse, descending, and sigmoid colon (or large intestine) and the rectum. The space inside that tube , the lumen, is considered to be outside of the body. When we bleed into that space ...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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Diagnosed with u colitis. What is the best treatment ? Also passing a little blood with stool.

Diagnosed  with  u colitis. What is the best treatment ? Also passing a little blood with stool.

Followv up w gi doc: Acute flare up with steroid but many option regarding with maintenance treatment. Your local GI guy would be best serve you. ...Read more

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Irregular occurrence of blood in stool. Apples don't help. Some days it happens, some days it doesn't.

Irregular occurrence of blood in stool. Apples don't help. Some days it happens, some days it doesn't.

Needs evaluation pls: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.g. rectal trauma), but evaluation is always appropriate. A rule of thumb (but not absolute): black stool means bleeding comes from upper GI tract; grape jelly stool from small bowel; silver stool from biliary tree; burgundy stool from right colon; red blood from left colon to anus. ...Read more

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16 month ingested a pop tab a month ago. Don't know if she's passed it. Today more fussy and had few streaks of blood in stool. Should i worry?

16 month ingested a pop tab a month ago. Don't know if she's passed it. Today more fussy and had few streaks of blood in stool. Should i worry?

Pediatrician to look: A month is a long time. Foods, seeds, and other little items should pass through in 1-2 days, unless it is getting caught up somewhere. A big question is how sure is it that a pop tab was really swallowed, and what was its shape? A pediatrician can evaluate, and can consult with the pediatric G.I. Doctor to see whether x-ray or other studies need to be done. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Bloody Or Red Colored Stools (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 fissure, and rarely, intussusception. ...Read more


Feces (Definition)

Feces is the product of ...Read more