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Diarrhea with blood and mucus, severe abdominal pain on eating or drinking, chills and dizziness. What other than hemorrhoids could it be?

I have diarrhea but only blood and mucus come out . It looks to be about 2 or 3 oz each time. The blood is heavy and falls to the bottom of the toilet bowl. I have severe abdominal pain and cannot hold down water or food. When I take a sip of water about 10-15 min. later the abdominal pain becomes more severe and and I pass a lot of blood. I also have chills and I m dizzy. My ex-husband cancelled my health insurance so I m no longer covered otherwise I d head straight to the E.R. I ve never had hemorrhoids but that seems to be the consensus by family and friends because of the color of the blood. What else could it be? Thank you for your time.
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
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Hello,

The presence of diarrhea with blood and intense intestine colic, suggest intestine infection with enteroinvasive type bacterial as E.coli or else as hemorrhoids do not show up in this fashion.

Need GI specific antibiotic as metronidazole or rifaximin, probiotics with lactobacillus for best recovery.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel, General Surgeon
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