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Are rectal pain, mucus and blood in stool signs of intestinal flu?

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Posted on Fri, 6 May 2016
Question: I am having rectal pain, mucus and some blood. No diarrehia (can't ever spell that) is this some kind of intestinal flu going around? I feel like I am going to have D, but nothing happens except mucus. Just recently feeling nauseaus, chills
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Answered by Dr. Robert Galamaga (36 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hello & thank you for submitting your question.

The winter season is a prime time for many types of infections. The symptoms you describe may be seen in the setting of infectious intestinal conditions however they may also be seen in inflammatory bowel disease, obstruction, and other conditions. I think it would be very reasonable to see your physician for a physical examination and possible adjunct laboratory tests. It may be necessary to test your stool and draw blood samples for analysis. Also, if you are not up to date on your colonoscopy screening examinations, this would be very important to bring to the attention of your physician.

In summary:
- The symptoms you describe are non-specific and may be seen in many different settings such as infection, obstruction, or chronic inflammatory conditions.
- It would be reasonable for you to visit with your physician to have these symptoms worked up for more definitive diagnosis.


Sincerely,
Dr Galamaga
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Are rectal pain, mucus and blood in stool signs of intestinal flu?

Brief Answer: considerations Detailed Answer: Hello & thank you for submitting your question. The winter season is a prime time for many types of infections. The symptoms you describe may be seen in the setting of infectious intestinal conditions however they may also be seen in inflammatory bowel disease, obstruction, and other conditions. I think it would be very reasonable to see your physician for a physical examination and possible adjunct laboratory tests. It may be necessary to test your stool and draw blood samples for analysis. Also, if you are not up to date on your colonoscopy screening examinations, this would be very important to bring to the attention of your physician. In summary: - The symptoms you describe are non-specific and may be seen in many different settings such as infection, obstruction, or chronic inflammatory conditions. - It would be reasonable for you to visit with your physician to have these symptoms worked up for more definitive diagnosis. Sincerely, Dr Galamaga