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My husband over the past year goes through episode where he

has bright red blood in...
My husband over the past year goes through episode where he has bright red blood in his stool. This last episode there was pain associated with it, and has been having nose bleeds as well.
JA: In general, how has your health been lately?
Customer: He has strep throat about 2 weeks ago bit other than that he's healthy
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: His bowel movements change right before the rectal bleeding. He constantly has bowel changes.
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11/16/2017
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What is your exact query about your husbands symptoms?

Has he been evaluated for this problem medically?

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Customer reply replied 27 days ago
He hasn't been evaluated yet, I'm just curious if maybe the 2 problems are connected or if there a more seriously underlying problem that is possible.

Thank you very much.

Yes the changes in bowel and bleeding per rectum can be related to each other very closely.

This is a condition called as bleeding per rectum and there are number of causes for this.

The most common cause is hemorrhoide.

Inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and crohns disease).

Diverticulitis.

Infective colitis (amoebiasis, bacillary dysentery).

Angiodysplasia.

Cancer. etc.

Every case of bleeding per rectum should always be investigated in detail by the doctor, as per standard guidelines.

If not already, he should be seen by a colorecal doctor and have this evaluated in detail in terms of a comprehensive clinical examination aided by tests like CBC, PR examination, Proctoscopy, or a colonoscopy.

Once an exact underlying cause is identified, a specific management can be initiated.

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Since he has this problem for long, I think you should avoid any further delay in evaluation.

Good luck

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Customer reply replied 27 days ago
He also is having nose bleeds when this happens. Is this normal?

No, certainly not.

I don't see any direct relation with nose bleed and rectal bleeding; except if he has some hematological disease which predisposes him to bleeding. But to be honest I can not figure out any direct relation between this.

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