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What does dark red bleeding from the rectum indicate?

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Dr. Grzegorz Stanko

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Posted on Thu, 16 Mar 2017 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: Bleeding from rectum-dark red blood when I have bowel movement. Had 3 internal hemrhoids removed a few
years ago, but no bleeding or other issues lately until now.
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 47 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Please give some more details.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.

Thank you for the query.

Is this blood mixed with stool or on its surface? When was your last colonoscopy?

Im looking forward to hearing from you.
Regards.
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1. Both

2. Last colonoscopy about 3 years ago; no problems.

3. First discharge Saturday; 2nd one this morning; dark red blood.
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 9 hours later
Brief Answer:
Colonoscopy should be repeated.

Detailed Answer:
As it seems bleeding is quite intense and blood is also mixed with stool, something else than hemorrhoids can be the reason. So colonoscopy is what you should have done at first.
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Follow up: Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 8 hours later
Appointment next week with gastroentrnologist.
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 58 minutes later
Brief Answer:
This is a good idea.

Detailed Answer:
This is a very good idea. Hope the doctor will perform colonoscopy.
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