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What causes blood in stools post colonoscopy?

Blood in stool for years had two colonoscopies same result it s hemorrhoids. They give me ointment. I am a vet so go to the VA. Maybe, that s the problem before the solution. Please help! Other issues had me looking and candida ablicans became a possibility.
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
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Hello,

Haemorrhoids itself causes blood in the stool sample. candida albicans infection is very rare due to seen in immunosuppressed patients.

So colonoscopy induced trauma also may cause this problem. Eat high fibre diet, avoid straining during defecation.

Drink plenty of water and get stool microscopy and culture sensitivity. If symptoms not improved please consult your doctor he will examine and treat you accordingly.

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

Take care

Regards,
Dr Penchila Prasad Kandikattu , Internal Medicine Specialist
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