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Gastroenteritis, frank blood, colonoscopy recommended - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hello. I just have a question
User :   I was in the ER on monday for gastroenteritis
Doctor :   ok
User :   oh and dehydration
User :   I still have diarrhea and was wondering if red jello could cause it to be a reddish orange color
Doctor :   Please provide these details: Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status, Height and Weight.
User :   I am 31 Female,
User :   5' and 136 lbs
Doctor :   did u have red jello
Doctor :   anytime recently
User :   I did twice today
Doctor :   was any blood in stools
Doctor :   It takes between 10-24 hours for any food to travel through the digestive system, so the jello should not still be coming through
User :   Thats why Im asking if the jello could cause the coloring of it because i am not sure
Doctor :   it could be frank blood as well
Doctor :   either way u need to see a doctor
Doctor :   u might need colonoscopy as well
User :   Ok. Thank you, thats what I was asking for. Wasnt sure if it was something to be worried about
User :   what do you mean by frank blood?
Doctor :   red colour in stools

Doctor :   could be due to presence of blood i mean
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