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What causes fullness feeling under left rib cage and blood in stool?

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Posted on Mon, 23 Nov 2015
Question: hi I have had this uncomfortable feeling under my rib cage on the left hand side it feels like there is something there I can feel it by pushing down but when I sit or move a certain way I can feel it and its a dull pain or a uncomfortable feeling. I have also started to notice blood when I have a bowel movement. should I be concerned?
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Needs further investigation to determine cause

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

The fullness feeling you described on the left side can be related to an enlarged spleen or reflux disease / GERD. The blood per rectal with defecation is also not normal. Both these complaints need further workup to determine the cause. An ultrasound abdomen pelvis, blood counts and basic metabolic panel can be advised as part of the investigations. The abdomen should be examined for any splenic enlargement or other abnormal lumps/swellings. Local inspection and Digital rectal examination can be done to look for possible hemorrhoids, anal fissure or an anal mucosa erosion secondary to hard stool/constipation. Stool Routine exam and for ova and parasite should also be done. You may discuss these options with your doctor.



Wishing you best of health

Thanks

Let me know if you have any query

Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action.

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Dr. M.S. Khalil
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What causes fullness feeling under left rib cage and blood in stool?

Brief Answer: Needs further investigation to determine cause Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome I appreciate your concern The fullness feeling you described on the left side can be related to an enlarged spleen or reflux disease / GERD. The blood per rectal with defecation is also not normal. Both these complaints need further workup to determine the cause. An ultrasound abdomen pelvis, blood counts and basic metabolic panel can be advised as part of the investigations. The abdomen should be examined for any splenic enlargement or other abnormal lumps/swellings. Local inspection and Digital rectal examination can be done to look for possible hemorrhoids, anal fissure or an anal mucosa erosion secondary to hard stool/constipation. Stool Routine exam and for ova and parasite should also be done. You may discuss these options with your doctor. Wishing you best of health Thanks Let me know if you have any query Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action. For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107 Dr. M.S. Khalil