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blood in my stool. had a colonosopy, came back negative.

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blood in my stool. had a colonosopy, came back negative. what is the next tests my primary doc should do?

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a normal colonoscopy rules out bad causes of bleeding

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did they not find a source?

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with a normal colonoscopy your primary care provider will want to follow your blood counts to make sure you are not dropping your red cell count (hemoglobin)

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and if this is a persistent problem, there are more specific tests that can be ordered such as a tagged red cell scan that might help to identify the source of the bleeding.

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this test is usually done by a radiologist in conjunction with a GI specialist

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but is only done if the bleeding is significant

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chances are the bleeding, especially if it is bright red

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is coming from near the anus

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and this kind of bleeding is bothersome but not dangerous

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