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A. Schuyler, NP
A. Schuyler, NP, Nurse Practitioner
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Experience:  Board Certified NP, MS, RN. 25 years private practice & hospitalist
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 11 months ago.


Welcome to Just Answer. My name is***** and I will be helping you today.

Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 11 months ago.

Hello, Rusty,

What is your question?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It is why have i had bleeding from my anus for more than three years, as well as itching, burning, very smelly gas, bloating, and many stools per day more than 8 or nine that when is not diareah is small like its sqeezed flat?
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 11 months ago.

What did the colonoscopy say?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I haven't ever had one this is the first time I've asked. Im just sick of it.
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 11 months ago.

You haven't seen a doctor about this in 3 years?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No. It has only been blood on toilet paper after i have a bowel movement I am only 37 so i didn't think it was a big deal. Its just getting worse though. This is the first place I have sought out an answer for
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 11 months ago.

Thanks for the additional information.

Blood on the toilet paper usually just means internal or external hemorrhoids. There are many different causes for the other kinds of symptoms you’ve been having. Among them are celiac disease (a problem with processing certain grains), Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, hyperthyroidism, medication side effects, or bowel inflammation. All can cause frequent, gassy stools and bloating. However, there isn't any way to tell you which one is the problem without an exam and some tests. You would need to see your medical provider in person for those.

Please let me know if you need additional information.

Kind regards,



Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 10 months ago.

Was there anything else you needed to know before giving a rating? I'm happy to answer follow-up questions. However, a positive rating is the only way I'm credited (or paid!) for my time answering questions, so I would appreciate a rating (hopefully a "5").