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Blood in bowels post fall, right sided abdominal pain, bad breath. Treatment for symptoms?

I ve fallen off of scaffolding on Friday and now have blood in my bowel movements. It was really bad on Saturday, not so bad yesterday but, today I essentially pooped blood. I have some pain in my right side. Any ideas what I could ve done? Oh yes and a few days ago I had really bad breath; or at least that s what my kids told me.
Asked On : Fri, 7 Dec 2012
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM
There are many causes of blood in stools. Some of them are mentioned below:
1. Peptic ulcer- Causes black or dark colored stools. as the bleed is high up in the intestine the blood is digested/ altered.
2. Diverticulitis- Causes stools mixed with blood. Diverticulosis is a condition in which multiple pouch like structures arise from the anti-mesenteric border of the intestinal loop.
3. Carcinoma of the intestine- Cause stools mixed with blood. Carcinoma causes constitutional symptoms like decreased appetite, weight loss and weakness.
4. Piles/ haemmorhoids- Causes fresh blood (bright red) after defecaetion

You need some investigations- complete hemogram, ultrasound abdomen, and sigmoidoscopy/ coloscopy. Consult your doctor for same.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Fri, 7 Dec 2012
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