Our expert says:
Elizabeth R, the blood loss might be due to the diverticulosis, but it isn’t as common as blood loss due to anti-inflammatories taken for arthritis. The best would be to see a gastroenterologist and have him determine where the blood loss is.
Pain is the deciding factor when treating rheumatoid arthritis, but treatment to slow down the progression of the disease might be a good idea. The best person to see would be a rheumatologist. Good luck.
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