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Hi doc. I have been having odd symptoms. For the past 5 months I have been having bloody BM only after or before my period. each month seems to be more blood and only this month I had stomach cramps and constant lower back ache along with blood BM. A quar

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Bloody BM

Blood in stool warrants medical assessment.
Rectal bleeding may have a # of causes to include: hemorrhoids, anal fissure, fistula, polyp, cancer, or inflammation or infection of GI tract. Please see your physician to get this checked.

In brief: Bloody BM

Blood in stool warrants medical assessment.
Rectal bleeding may have a # of causes to include: hemorrhoids, anal fissure, fistula, polyp, cancer, or inflammation or infection of GI tract. Please see your physician to get this checked.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine

In brief: IBD

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the name for conditions that cause inflammation of the digestive tract, including Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis (UC).
Patients with ulcerative colitis usually present with diarrhea which is frequently associated with blood. Associated symptoms include colicky abdominal pain, urgency, and tenesmus. Patients may also have fever, fatigue, and weight loss.

In brief: IBD

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the name for conditions that cause inflammation of the digestive tract, including Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis (UC).
Patients with ulcerative colitis usually present with diarrhea which is frequently associated with blood. Associated symptoms include colicky abdominal pain, urgency, and tenesmus. Patients may also have fever, fatigue, and weight loss.
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
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