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Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics
Question: rectal bleeding
|speechcb - Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:34 pm|
She also had a valve replacement 8 years ago, and has been on cumadin her cumadin levels are ok
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:29 pm|
Bleeding colonic polyps can cause significant blood loss because it is slow and often unnoticed until blood levels get quite low.
Colonoscopy is an important step to see if the source of the bleeding can be located.
I'm not sure if this answers your question. If it doesn't please post a follow up and I'll try to be more specific.
|speechcb - Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:57 pm|
HI...thanks for the information.Today she had the colonoscopy, and there were not any polyps...there was a lot of tried blood...the doctor said something about the veins? also the are biopsing some"debris" that was found in her stomach
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