Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
148 Doctors are Online

Having constipated bowel movements and noticed blood in it. What are the complications?

DOCTOR OF THE MONTH - Jan 2013
Jan 2013
User rating for this question
Excellent
Answered by

Internal Medicine Specialist
Practicing since : 2003
Answered : 1658 Questions
Question
My bowels have been seriously obstructed lately coming out like shoe string. I've had a colonscopy within 5 years, and also a small bowel follow through. When pushing on my stomach something feels semi hard in to the left of my belly button. i have also passed blood once but it hasn't happened again two months later. what should i do?
Posted Wed, 15 Aug 2012 in Digestion and Bowels
 
 
Answered by Dr. Mayank Bhargava 17 minutes later
Hi XXXXXX,
Thanks for posting your query.
1) Kindly answer the following detail:
a) Is there any pain/ burning sensation at anal site?
b) Are you suffering from constipation since long time?
c) What was your colonoscopy report?
d) Have you undergone any blood test/ Imaging study previously?
2) Semi hard feeling around stomach may be due to fecoliths. Passage of hard stool through anus may cause bleeding.
3) Impaction of fecolith may also cause local ulcer in intestine and may cause bleeding.
You should go for x XXXXXXX abdomen for fecoliths, urine for porphyrins, thyroid function test, serum calcium and repeat colonoscopy.
You should also consult with physician/ gastro-physician.
Let me know your query.
Best regards,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Follow-up: Having constipated bowel movements and noticed blood in it. What are the complications? 25 minutes later
a) Is there any pain/ burning sensation at anal site? Not really any pain
b) Are you suffering from constipation since long time? I seem to get hit with constipation halfway through going to the bathroom. Its like I feel like I have to keep going but it doesnt want to come out easily at all.
c) What was your colonoscopy report? I believe i had some polyps tested and was ruled all clear
d) Have you undergone any blood test/ Imaging study previously? I had a barium follow through of my small bowel, but that was also back in 2007.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Mayank Bhargava 15 minutes later
Hi,
So you are suffering from constipation and you should go for above advised investigations.
You should also go for repeat colonoscopy.
Put your query if you have.
Sincerely,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Gastroenterologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor