Posted by: concerned | 2010/01/29

profuse rectal bleeding and diiarea

Hi doc.

48 yr old male in relatively good health, a little overweight, smoker, been on bp meds since the age of 16. Recently i.e. 10 days have bad bloodied stools and run to the loo like 20 times a day. What could this be, also feel nauseaus so give me your input of what are the possibles on this!!!

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It is of utmost importance that you make an appointment with a gastroenterologist, as soon as possible, in order to have a gastroscopy and colonoscopy done. The diarrhea and rectal bleeding can be due to a bleeding gastric ulcer or colon pathology. It can also be due a mere infection but it is essential to exclude other pathology.

In the interim you have to ensure that you stay hydrated and you can use Re-hydrate.


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