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My wife , age 72, got up today early (we are suppose to get

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My wife , age 72, got up today early (we are suppose to get on a plane in 2 hrs) at 4:30am and after being dressed said she felt like diareaaph and went to the toilet and the stool was all blood. She said quite a bit of blood. This happened twice. She feel ok.
Not sure what we should do?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 years ago.
Hello,This can be polyp or hemorrhoids. Usually this is not considered an emergency; but should be evaluated. If you can cancel your program and visit a doctor that would be best. She needs a stool culture and a colonoscopy. Please feel free for your follow up questions.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 years ago.
The causes of bleeding in stool are;1) Hemorrhoids or piles2) Anal fissure3) Polyp rectum4) Diverticulitis5) Inflammatory bowel disease like crohn's disease6) Growth in rectum or colon Investigations needed to establish the cause are; 1) Proctoscopy2) Colonoscopy3) Barium enemaIt is important that she is investigated as soon as possible to know the cause.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 years ago.
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