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My name is ***** ***** wanted to ask a question my husband

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Hi my name is ***** ***** wanted to ask a question my husband has been pooping blood with poop at first but now its just blood he has a hernia hes had it for over7 years what do you suggest that he could have he was pooping blood for over 4 months but then it stopped for about 2 weeks and now it started back up again could you please give me information he has no insurance right now and he dosent have a family doctor please help
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
This is indeed concerning.
Persistent blood in stool can be due to the following:
1. Polyps or tumors in the colon and rectum
2. inflammatory bowel disease like ulcerative colitis
3. Angiodyplasia or abnormal blood vessel in the colon wall
4. Diverticulitis --or inflammation of the colon ouches
5. Hemorrhoids --common cause but shoudl not cause bleeding for long time.
Given these possibilities, it is better to go to the emergency room for urgent care.
medical emergency is fully covered at no soct to you or your husband.
He needs CT scan, colonoscopy urgently.
Thank you for sharing your concerns with us today. If you have any additional questions or need further clarifications, please do not hesitate to ask. I am here to answer them. I wish you good health. Regards, ***** *****
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks dr but his stool bleeding has nothing to do with the hernia my husband has right at the belly button
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
Hernia has nothing to do with Rectal bleeding.
This is a separate issue--should be addressed soon.
Hernia can also be addressed at the same time --but that is not a concern right now.
Thank you for sharing your concerns with us today. If you have any additional questions or need further clarifications, please do not hesitate to ask. I am here to answer them. I wish him good health. Regards, ***** *****
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If his stool is now just blood and not stool and its a lot its like when youhave diarreah but just blood
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is that bad
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
That is very bad--do not waste time-- please go to the ER