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What causes blood in stool?

hello, I will start at the beginning my son is a 25 year old male who was experiencing blood in the stool two test. Were done colonoscopy and a endoscopy results don t see anything to be alarmed about his gastorologist said he had inflammation and recommend suppositories and fiber along with mirlaxe and here we are a year later he is bleeding out the rectum and no stool present he came to the hospital with a hemoglobin of 11.5 each day he was here it drop by day 3 it was 7.3 his gaxtoraslogist said no blood was present in the colon are but ordered a flexible sigmoidoscopy still no broken vessels or blood in colon level drop to a 7 and a a blood transfusion was done brought it back up to 7.3 and she ordered a hemorrhoidectomy surgeon stated a Sherrod would cause major bleeding of the rectum and drop in hemoglobin but the surgery was done at 3pm at 7 pm his hemoglobin dropped to 6.3 could not catch breath bp 78/43 and the surgeon when asked could not confirm the hemorrhoid was the cause 2 blood trans done level steady at 7.4 no source found no reason blood test are being ran and one thought was von Willie Barr disease any suggest of test that can be ran to come to some ideal what is going on with my son a.at 15 his Swollen lymph nodes appeared in groin area face neck under arm buttocks first the drs thought std result beg then lymphadenopathy ETBD then hydrants supperativa which they say had no cure could these two things be related and he dont sleep loosing weight and fatigued quickly please help and suggestion will help thank you questions welcome
Mon, 4 Dec 2017
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Hi and welcome to Healthcaremagic. . I understand your concerns and I will try to help you as much as I can.
In most cases, causes of abdominal pain and bleeding through rectum are benign and include hemorrhoids, anal fissure or rectal polyps. These are primarily treated with stool softener, diet and sitzbaths. It is very important to take lot of fluids, probiotics, high fibre food and stool softeners to avoid hard stool and straining. If there is no improvement in next few weeks, then surgical management should be considered. Other causes may be more serious and include tumors or inflammatory bowel diseases and these should be ruled out with colonoscopy which must be done if there is low blood count present or rapid weight loss. Otherwise, you can see if conservative therapy will help and consult proctologist if necessary
I hope I have answered you query. If you have any further questions you can contact us in every time.
Kindly regards. Wish you a good health.
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What causes blood in stool?

Hi and welcome to Healthcaremagic. . I understand your concerns and I will try to help you as much as I can. In most cases, causes of abdominal pain and bleeding through rectum are benign and include hemorrhoids, anal fissure or rectal polyps. These are primarily treated with stool softener, diet and sitzbaths. It is very important to take lot of fluids, probiotics, high fibre food and stool softeners to avoid hard stool and straining. If there is no improvement in next few weeks, then surgical management should be considered. Other causes may be more serious and include tumors or inflammatory bowel diseases and these should be ruled out with colonoscopy which must be done if there is low blood count present or rapid weight loss. Otherwise, you can see if conservative therapy will help and consult proctologist if necessary I hope I have answered you query. If you have any further questions you can contact us in every time. Kindly regards. Wish you a good health.