News  |  Journals  |  Conferences  |  Blogs  |  Articles  |  Forums  |  Twitter   
 

 Headlines:

 
 

Doctors Lounge - Gastroenterology Answers

"The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."

Back to Gastroenterology Answers List

Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics

Question: Blood in stool over a period of time.


 Athelas - Thu May 19, 2005 1:09 pm

I am a 21 year old male. When I was 9 years old I had a back up of stools in my body and I had to go to the doctor to clean myself out. They told me I almost died. When I was 18 (or 19) I found that I had a small amount of blood in my stools. I went to a doctor right away and he examined me. He said he noticed the problem right away and that the skin around my anus was irrated. He gave me something for it which I used right away. After about two weeks the problem went away but after a month it came back.
Now every so often when I get constipated I find blood in my stools again. It appears as a single long streak on one side. Sometimes there's a small amount and sometimes theirs a large amount. It will go away for a couple weeks then reappear for about a day to a week then go away again.
Recently it's gone away again but I've been having the runs for the past week and today I noticed some blood mixed in there. Is this something very serious like cancer or is it just something I'm not doing right to clear up the problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I should also note that I don't feel any pain when it happens but at times I feel discomfort afterwards, but not enough to make me notice unless I concentrate.
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Thu May 19, 2005 1:20 pm

User avatar Blood intermixed with stools should be properly assessed. Have you informed your doctor that this is a continuing complaint. You should. The source of bleeding can be anywhere from the colon to the anus. An assessment may include colonoscopy to exclude diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, diverticular disease, infective colitis or angiodysplasia. Cancers are not common at your age.
Best regards,
 Athelas - Thu May 19, 2005 1:42 pm

Thank you for the reply. I'll pay a visit to my doctor tomorrow and inform him of my problem. I'm hoping I don't have to get any serious exams like colonescopy done though :oops:

|

Check a doctor's response to similar questions

 

advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)
 

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

 
     

 advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)

 

 

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us

 
Copyright © 2001-2010
Doctors Lounge.
All rights reserved.

Medical Reference:
Diseases | Symptoms
Drugs | Labs | Procedures
Software | Tutorials

Advertising
Links | Humor
Forum Archive
CME Articles

Privacy Statement
Terms & Conditions
Editorial Board
About us | Email

We subscribe to the HONcode principles of the HON Foundation. Click to verify.We subscribe to the HONcode principles.
Verify here