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Having stomach ache, diarrhea and noticed blood in stool. Blood blisters appeared on lip. Worrisome

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stomachi have had spats of constipation then diarrhea off and on for at least 3 weeks ago and its flared up my riods and I've noticed blood on the tissue alot lately and about 2 weeks ago i had stomach pain so bad thought i was having a kidney stone again but it stopped after 20 min or so. i feel a small pain or nag in my kidneys at least once a day and this morning woke up with a blood blister on the inside of lip?
Posted Wed, 5 Dec 2012 in Digestion and Bowels
 
 
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 19 minutes later
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

Constipations and diarrhea, blood in stool and stomach aches are very characteristic for colon cancer. If you also have lost some weight recently and feel weak and fatigue, cancer is very possible.
Of course it doesnt meant you have the cancer, but you should make sure this is not it. Such symptoms can be also caused by large intestine polyps, IBS, intestines inflammatory diseases like Crohn`s disease.
It is advisable for you to have abdominal ultrasound, full blood work and colonoscopy performed.

Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions.
Regards.
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Follow-up: Having stomach ache, diarrhea and noticed blood in stool. Blood blisters appeared on lip. Worrisome 6 minutes later
i don't have a regular doctor is this something they can do at ER?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 10 minutes later
Hello!

Abdominal ultrasound and blood work can be done at ER. They can also decide to leave you at the hospital for colonoscopy. This test needs some preparation of the intestines and cant be done on ER.

Hope this will help.
Regards.
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Follow-up: Having stomach ache, diarrhea and noticed blood in stool. Blood blisters appeared on lip. Worrisome 37 minutes later
is it an urgent issue like asap or can it wait till Dec?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 31 minutes later
It is not a good idea to wait till December. It is not as urgent as to go to ER right away, but it might become urgent if result with intestine obstruction. So please do not wait with it. It is too important for you.

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