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Having stomach numbness, back pain, narrow stools, loose BM. What are the signs?

I m having left side stomach numbness, lower left back pain my stools are narrow at times and they change it can start out loose then turn hard in one bowel movement , there has been some blood in stool too not streaks but the toilet water was red but I only done that once, I m just concerned I can t get into my Dr for another week, what could cause these symptoms?
Asked On : Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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The Blood in the stool may be due to many causes if it is fresh blood it may be due to Haemmorrhoids or anal fissure.
It may be due to bleeding from the Gastrointestinal tract such as bleeding of an ulcer. The diseases that involve invaginating the gastric tract can have blood mixed with stool or blackening of the stool.
It may be due to variceal bleeding that may occurs in Chronic hepatitis patients.
You should visit your surgeon to have proctoscopic examination to find the cause of bleed.
Have Blood CP to find the level of Hb in your blood if the bleeding is massive it can decrease your Hb levels.

I hope I am sucessful in solving your query If you have further you can ask me.
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Dr. Azhar Sattar
Answered: Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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