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Heavy blood filled stools. Taking norco for lumbar fusion. Causes for symptoms?

I have been taking Norco for almost a year due to Lumbar Fusion. Every once in a while I have a heavily bloody stool that lasts several days. I went to the emergency room once a few months back and they said I was just constipated although I didn t think that to be the answer. Should I be concerned? It is a LOT of blood.
Asked On : Thu, 24 Jan 2013
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Bright red Bleeding per rectum can be due to Piles(Haemorrhoids),Cancer,Fissure in ano etc
Because of Analgesics and anti inflammatory drug,there may be ulcer in the stomach which bleeds sometimes.this blood will travel entire Gastro intestinal tract and come through anus dark coloured.
You will not pass huge amount of blood with constipation.There may be some associated conditon.
Please consult your Gastroenterologist and General surgeon and get examined clinically and investigated.
Hope it comes out to be a minor problem.
Wish you good health
Answered: Thu, 24 Jan 2013
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