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What causes rectal bleeding along with diarrhea?

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Dr. Klerida Shehu

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Posted on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: Beeding from rectum extreme abdominal diarrhea long history of gerd 63 year old female taking over the counter ppi had sudden onset of rectal bleeding after taking one dose of dexilant. Can this medication cause this problem
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Answered by Dr. Klerida Shehu 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
Immediate evaluation in ER advised,

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I am sorry for the situation you are in.

Severe rectal bleeding associated with diarrhea might be related to inflammatory bowel disease or bowel infection.

If I was your caring doctor would ask for immediate diagnostic tests:
- colonoscopy
- fecal culture

You should go to ER for immediate evaluation.

For the moment, I advise to :
- keep a good local hygiene
- drink plenty of fluids
- take pepto bismol or tasectan for diarrhea

Wish fast recovery!
Dr.Klerida
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