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My wife has blood in her stool. She's not eating much, she's

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My wife has blood in her stool. She's not eating much, she's lost weight (even with hypothyroidism), she's also depressed and fatigued.
Submitted: 12 months ago.
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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 12 months ago.

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These symptoms are concerning.

Blood in stool and fatigue can be due to the persistent blood loss causing iron deficiency anemia.

Inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn's disease or Ulcerative colitis should be ruled out with colonoscopy.

Also colon polyps and tumors should be checked out with colonoscopy.

A gastroenterologist should be consulted with soon.

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Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 12 months ago.

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Bleeding with fatigue can mean she is already dangerously anemic.

Do not wait for an appointment later.

Take her to the ER now.

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Go to the ER, get her checked for hemoglobin levels.

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 12 months ago.

Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

These symptoms are concerning.

Blood in stool and fatigue can be due to the persistent blood loss causing iron deficiency anemia.

Inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn's disease or Ulcerative colitis should be ruled out with colonoscopy.

Also colon polyps and tumors should be checked out with colonoscopy.

A gastroenterologist should be consulted with soon.

Since the symptoms have been going on for a while, ER visit is not needed.

Colonoscopy can only be scheduled by the gastroenterologist.

Best wishes,

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Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 12 months ago.

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Severe anemia can occur slowly with chronic bleeding.

Not having her hemoglobin checked now could allow this to become very dangerous.

Do not wait, do that today.

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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 12 months ago.

Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

These symptoms are concerning.

Blood in stool and fatigue can be due to the persistent blood loss causing iron deficiency anemia.

Inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn's disease or Ulcerative colitis should be ruled out with colonoscopy.

Also colon polyps and tumors should be checked out with colonoscopy.

A gastroenterologist should be consulted with soon.

Since the symptoms have been going on for a while, ER visit is not needed.

Colonoscopy can only be scheduled by the gastroenterologist.

Best wishes,

It was my pleasure to help you today.

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Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 12 months ago.

Hi

There is no way, since you see blood in her stool, to tell how long she has been bleeding.

I have seen patients like this come into the ER with a hemoglobin of 5, which is potentially deadly.

Here are up to date guidelines on levels indicating the need for transfusion.

Good luck.

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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 12 months ago.

Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

These symptoms are concerning.

Blood in stool and fatigue can be due to the persistent blood loss causing iron deficiency anemia.

Inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn's disease or Ulcerative colitis should be ruled out with colonoscopy.

Also colon polyps and tumors should be checked out with colonoscopy.

A gastroenterologist should be consulted with soon.

Since the symptoms have been going on for a while, ER visit is not needed.

Colonoscopy can only be scheduled by the gastroenterologist.

Best wishes,

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