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Question: Blood in stool for 3 months


 Thomas79 - Tue Sep 27, 2005 11:40 pm

3 months ago I had a bowel movement containing a massive amount of blood. Since then, 1 out of 3 bowel movements contain a small amount of blood. Within the past 3 months I have had severe abdominal pain approx. 3 times. The pain was so bad that it was hard to move around. Pleeaassee respond. I have a Doctors appointment 10/3 but need to know if I should seek medical help before then. Thanks in advance for your help.
 Theresa Jones, RN - Wed Sep 28, 2005 4:10 am

User avatar Hi Thomas79,
Blood in the stool certainly warrants an evaluation by your physician. If you are experiencing occasional small amounts of bleeding currently and no present abdominal pain or other symptoms then your appointment on 10/3 should be sufficient. Most likely your physician will test your stool to check for blood and may order a colonoscopy to assure that no abnormalities are present.
Sincerely,
Rntdj

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