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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have a little bit of brown/maroon sticky blood...Like my period blood in my poo. My period has just started but I have noticed a very small bit in my poo from time to time. I don't have any pain or anything. Although I am possibly a little pale? I don't feel unwell though. Currently the medications I am on are minocycline, yaz, spirolactone and duromine. Any thoughts?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   I am reading
User :   Great
Doctor :   Is the blood in stool bright red or dark
User :   dark...brown maroon colour. Not much, just a little bit
User :   But the stool is normal brown colour
User :   Similar to the blood at the start or end of my period
User :   ?
Doctor :   May i know your age ?
User :   27
Doctor :   DO you have any history of files or hemorrhoids?
User :   Nope
User :   Wouldn't it be upper GI because of the darker colour of the blood?
Doctor :   It could be
Doctor :   Do you have nasueas and vomiting
Doctor :   Do you have any abdominal pain any time?
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   After completing periods get the stool for occult blood test
Doctor :   they will take thee sample ,
Doctor :   As you are saying so the occult blood tests , strip tests, will be positive
User :   Ok, is it a serious thing? Or not? Can I leave it untreated or is it best to diagnose as soon as possible
Doctor :   In you age profile it is not serious
User :   What could it be?
Doctor :   In elderly peiple over 60, it could be colon cancer
Doctor :   but not in ur case
Doctor :   Get the CBC CMP first
User :   Ok thanks
Doctor :   Then get the anal examination by surgery or general physician to look for hemorrhoids,etc
User :   It isn't hemorrhoids. I know for sure
Doctor :   Becoz I have not examined, I a not sure
Doctor :   hemorrhoids if higher in he rectum , called internal hemorrhoids can not seen from out side
Doctor :   it can be seen only by colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy
Doctor :   so first labs> then anal examination then sigmoscopy or colonoscopy
User :   Ok. Thanks for your time. I will go and see my local GP for an examination.
Doctor :   If theblood persists in stools
Doctor :   Did you notice any weight loss
Doctor :   do you have any family history colon cancer?
User :   I have been on a weight loss plan for 2 years. It was intentional and I have lost about 27kgs. No family history of colon cancer
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Possibly it could be hemorrhoids
Doctor :   Did I answer your queries ?
User :   Yes thankyou
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting us
Doctor :   Bye
Doctor :   Have a nice day
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