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Chances of colitis due to blood in stools - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: IBS(Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
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User :   im a 29 year old male , and recently i believe i noticed a small amount of blood mixed in my stool , prior to this i have had no pain , no loose stools , no constipation , no sickness , and my weight remains the same as it did 5 months ago , being this happened on a sunday i could only go to the hospital , a nurse done a anal examination and said it is possibly colitis , but i want a second opinion to see what your thoughts on this matter are , since then i have been eating more fruit and fibre products and drinking plenty of water but have not found the need to go for a stool as i have ate less.
Doctor :   hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   Dr. here. let me read what you have typed
Doctor :   is there any nausea, vomiting sensation, alternate loose stools and constipation?
Doctor :   did the anal examination cause pain or bleeding?
Doctor :   was stool test done?
User :   nothing i have had no symptoms , and so far their has been no sign of blood in my stools visually
User :   no pain during examination , and i have just sent stool test in
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   then i suggest that you wait for the results to come.
Doctor :   have you had pain while passing stools?
User :   im worried , because looking on the internet everything seems to point towards the ' C ' word
User :   no pain while passing stools
User :   although since yesterday i have had a bit of the flu and have cramping followed by wind then i feel ok again
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   the further investigations should be done to confirm/rule out coilitis
Doctor :   which can be due to inflammation or infection
User :   ok
Doctor :   infective cause can be found ion stool test
Doctor :   inflammatory causes need to be further investigated
User :   i see
Doctor :   by doing complete blood test, electrolytes, blood urea nitrogen, and stool culture
Doctor :   direct visualization of the lesions can be confirmed by doing a colonoscopy
Doctor :   which will show any inflammation or pouches of inflamed mucosa characteristic of colitis.
Doctor :   the barium meal test and x-ray can help in chronic cases where the symptoms have been present for a while
User :   by having these tests done , will they rule out any serious type of things
Doctor :   yes, the colonoscopy will rule out any other local lesion that could be the cause of bleeding like hemorrhoids.
User :   this seems to be my first episode , as i always do check my stools when i go to toilet , but all seems ok at the moment
Doctor :   have you followed what i have said?
User :   yes
Doctor :   is there anything else you would like to ask me?
User :   no i think i will wait and see what my results come back as and go from their , thankyou for help
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