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Question: GERD rectal bleeding


 flying_jp_77 - Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:25 pm

I wake up on the morning with severe lower back pain til I have BM. The BM is very soft(not formed) with mucas and blood also usually containing what looks like coffee grounds and undigested food. I went from a BM every other day to 3 BM's daily all before lunch. I have had chronic anal itching for 13 months I recently had both colonoscopy and gastroscope done which revealed 3 precancerous colon polyps and GERD with the Heliobacter pylori bacteria. I was on Pantoloc for 8 weeks and am still having all the above symptoms along with beltching and frequent hiccups. WIll these symptoms go away on there own or should I seek further medical attention? My doctor said my colon was probably inflammed and would continue having the mucas in stool longterm, as for the heartburn I have been taking up to 14 rolaids daily, is this amount safe to take longterm?
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:34 am

User avatar Hello,

Thanks for your question. I think you should pursue this further. It could be that there are several conditions at play here. The polyps may cause mucous with stools and coffee grounds may be a result of gastric inflammation (H. pylori).

Your doctor will determine what is the best way to go depending on your age, risk of cancer.

I hope you feel better soon.

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