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Bright red blood on passing motion - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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User :   I just noticed for the first time bright red blood after a bowel movement

should I be concerned
Doctor :   Hi
User :   morning
Doctor :  
Doctor :   When did you notice this?
User :   just now
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Do you have pain while passing stools?
User :   no, and the stool was unusually wide
Doctor :  
Or were there tight stool or constipation problem?
User :   tight stool?
Doctor :   Hard, rather
User :   yes tight
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
With hard motions
Doctor :  
it is normal sometimes to see such
Doctor :  
due to slight injury the surrounding tissues
Doctor :  
while passing
User :   should I see my doctor or wait to see if it happens again
Doctor :   Since this is just the first time, you need not worry about it for now

Doctor :   May I know your age?

User :   thats reassuring...57....I have had colonoscopy twice, last one 4 yrs ago
Doctor :   Fine

Doctor :  
Not a problem
User :   they did find polops, apparantly in my family historyt
Doctor :  
If it happens frequently then a proctoscopy wouldbe necessary
User :   should I get a blood test of sorts now or just sit tight, no pun intended!
Doctor :  
Where were the polyps detected?
User :   found and removed during colonoscopy, not sure exactly
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
It is recommended for you to follow up with your doctor atleast every year
Doctor :  
since you do have a significant history
Doctor :  
with positive family history as well
Doctor :  
You should be more careful
User :   so I shouldnt worry about the bright red blood unless it happens again
Doctor :   As far as bleeding with hard stools

Doctor :  
nothing to worry
User :   yes
Doctor :  
but with your family history and also personal history of polyps
Doctor :  
an examination is necessary soon
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :  
as it has been 4 years now
User :   yes
Doctor :   If you have further queries you can consult our eminent Gastroenterologist

Doctor :  
I shall give you the link
User :   thanks
Doctor :
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You can save it for future use
User :   have a good day
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?

User :   no that is all
Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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