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Stomach ache, back pain, red bowels. What can be the reason?

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Wife has mild stomach and back pain with no fever. She had a bowel movement and bright red blood in the toilet.
Posted Tue, 22 May 2012 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 1 hour later
Hello and thanks for the query.
I understand your concern as finding bright red blood stool is an alarming experience.
I will try my best to help you but in order to narrow down the possibilities ,I need to have certain informations from you.
Has this bleeding in stool ocurred first time or you had it earlier also?
Is the color of blood bright red or XXXXXXX red or dark maroon?
Do you suffer from chronic constipation?
Is there any pain when passing stool?
Do you feel any fatigue or loss of appetite?
Is there any history of loss of weight?
Do you have vomiting or diarrhea?
Is there any associated abdominal cramping?
Is there any genetic history of cancer?
Is there any personal history of breast cancer?
Have you ever been diagnosed with colon or rectal polyps?

Please supply this information so that we can proceed ahead with our discussion.
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