thanks for posting on HCM,
If you are having low RBC count and occult blood in stool
then it is an indication that you are having a gastrointestinal bleeding
that need to be confirmed soonest with a colonoscopy and determine the source of the bleeding so that an appropriate treatment can be established. The bleeding could be from upper GIT or lower GIT.
Possible causes include but not limited to:
- 2–10%: cancer (colorectal cancer
, gastric cancer
- 20–30% adenoma or polyps
- Bleeding peptic ulcer
of the colon
Causes are age dependent and also risk factors dependent. So your doctor will have to check that out.
Yes the fact that you have diabetes might complicate the cause of the GIT bleeding and hence the bleeding itself. Diabetes will have to be further controlled and treatment for the occult blood put into place before you loose any more blood.
Hope this helps.