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Question: Bloody stools


 tla - Fri Jul 23, 2004 2:27 pm

For the past few years I have had some gastrointestional issues-diarrhea, lots of cramping, and, on a rare occassion, some bright red blood in my stools (occassionally they will look tarry too). At first, my doctor thought perhaps it was some sort of food poisioning since when I first went to him about it, my stool had some mucous in it as well. He ran several tests, but nothing showed up. It seemed to get better for awhile, so he and I both assumed whatever it was had taken care of itself. However, it started happening again shortly after that and I have simply not mentioned to him that it has been an ongoing issue since then. In the past month or so, when I have the urge to go to the bathroom, I have to go immediately, the cramping is pretty severe, and almost always some visible bright red blood. There is no actual pain when I go, such as you might have with hemmorroids. I am a 31 year old mom of two and feel pretty good other than the bowel issues, except for some fatigue, which I've been attributing to my busy life. Just wondering what this could be. There is a family history of colon cancer, but I just think I'm probably too young for that.

Thanks,
Tara
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Sat Jul 24, 2004 6:30 pm

User avatar tla,
You need to be examined by a gastroenterologist. First he will have to exclude piles by examination. Then he may request a colonoscopy and maybe other examinations. There are several conditions that can lead to bleeding in stools e.g. Chron's disease. Although you are young the possibility of cancer must be excluded.
 leepsa - Fri Aug 06, 2004 12:12 am

HI
i m leepsa from India.
Same problem I feced in the year of 2002. Finally I gone all the examination suggested by doctor, resulting ADENOCARCIMONA.
mY PERSONAL ADVICE TO U IS GET ALL EXAMINATION AS SOON AS POSSIABLE.
WITH BEST WISHES AND HOPE YOUR REPORT WILL NEGATIVE.

Dr. Chandra

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