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I just got back from a trip to Denver. I have had a colostomy

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I just got back from a trip to Denver. I have had a colostomy bag since 2005 and never had this happen. Monday I started having bloody diahrrea (sp)and I still have it. I don't feel bad but know this isn't right.
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.
Indeed that is not right.
Bloody diarrhea suggests either erosion in the colostomy or the intestine or thee is bacterial infection.
Infection is more concerning if confirmed.
Hence, stool tests are essential first.
Then an endoscopy to look for erosion, inflammatory bowel disease like Crohn's.
Please see your doctor soon about this.
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