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Bleeding from the anus while passing stools - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My mum has had bright red blood in her stools everytime she has a bowel movement four the past four weeks and she is also constanly burping. She is having a colonoscapy & endoscapy this week, but I'm really scared. Please help.
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   let me read your query.
Doctor :   Yes , i can help you with this
Doctor :   may i know her age
User :   She 65
Doctor :   is she constipated ?
User :   no
Doctor :   do not worry about the colonoscopy and endoscopy it is done to know the exact site of the bleed
Doctor :   and to seal the bleed while doing the procedure if needed
User :   her stools are soft
Doctor :   if the cause is found to be haemorroids diet changes and medications will be prescribed
Doctor :   if serious causes like colerectal cancer is diagnosed after the biopsy during the procedure , treatment including chemotherapy or/and radiotherapy can be adviced
User :   is cancer likley?
Doctor :   if the polyps or IBS related problems are noted surgery can be adviced
Doctor :   cancer probability can be considered based on the facts like age
Doctor :   does your mother has symptoms like weight loss , loss of appetite
User :   no
Doctor :   is the bleed acute in onset
User :   sorry not sure what you mean?
Doctor :   i meant did the bleed start suddenly to the present severity or it is gradully progressing
User :   it started to the present severity
Doctor :   hence the exact cause can be sorted after the foresaid tests
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