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Radiating abdominal pain, blood in stool. Problem?

Hi, I just came upon this site. Wasn't expecting to talk to anyone. But, here it is...
I have had this continuous pain in my colon (lower left abdomen area) for quite
a while. It is getting worse. I also have been having blood in my stool. Sometimes
a lot, but sometimes just light pink, or dark spots in my stool, or sometimes not at all
for a while and then it comes back. When I get this pain, it goes into my lower back and sometimes on the right side of my lower abdomen, but seems like the pain is starting on the left lower side. This has been going on for about five years now. First, I thought I just had hemmoroids, but it is getting worse and now I can't sit or walk or even get out of bed sometimes. Sometimes, I can't even roll over in bed at night without a sever sharp pain in the core of my lower stomach. It comes and goes, so that's why I haven't seen a doctor yet. But, like I said, it is getting worse.
I do have an appointment, finally, at the doctors at the end of the month, but to be
honest, I am a little scared. Should I be?
Asked On : Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Jan 2013
Thanks for posting your query.
With the available described symptoms, there appears to be possibility of left iliac fossa pathology i.e. colonic growth or ulcer.
Presence of pain along with bleeding per rectum signify the diagnosis.
Bleeding from any where in body is an alarming sign and should be evaluated.
You should consult with internal medicine specialist/ general surgeon and should go for thorough check up.
You should also go for complete blood count, ultrasound imaging, colonoscopy and x ray abdomen for better clarification.
Treatment depends on exact diagnosis.
Meanwhile, you should take hemostatic medication along with tramadol.
Take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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