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Forum Name: Colon and Rectal Cancers

Question: one episode of diarrheoa with hemorrage


 tomosaka - Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:00 am

Dear doctor,

I am a male 25 years old with clear medical history. 2 weeks ago, I have diarrheoa starting from afternnoon to nighttime around 10 times, around 10 min between each diarrheoa. at first the feaces are normal then become less solid, lastly become liquid with some blood (fresh, pink in colour, noticed when I look at the toilet). I seek medical advice and the doctor said there may be bacterial infection of the intestine and i was prescribed with medicine at that night. The condition disppeared when I get up next morning. I am worried about the situation, do u think I need to do more further investigation like endoscopy? I don't have this experience before and this is the first time and disppeared promptly after taking the medicine. Thanks
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:21 pm

User avatar Hello Tomosaka,

If I am understanding correctly, your diarrhea lasted for one day and has since resolved by the next day. If it has not returned it is likely that it was an infection, as your doctor has suspected. Usually, if it were a bacteria I would have expected the symptoms to have lasted for longer (but not always).

If your symptoms return I would suggest that you see your doctor. Otherwise, I think there is little to worry about.

Best wishes.
 tomosaka - Thu Dec 20, 2007 7:03 pm

Thanks Dr. for your advice. But may I ask further why there will be blood? Although it seems very diluted and pink but I noticed the presence in the toilet, not when I do the cleaning with tissue. thanks a lot!

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