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I have bloody stool and have experienced light headedness

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I have bloody stool and have experienced light headedness and abdominal pain. This has been happening for a week now. The blood is on the stool and never in the toilet or on the paper.
Dr. Cameron :

hello

Dr. Cameron :

welcome to the chat

Dr. Cameron :

Is the blood mixed in with the stool or surrounding it?

Customer:

Surrounding it.

Dr. Cameron :

okay, so the stool is brown itself?

Customer:

Yes.

Dr. Cameron :

how bad is the abdominal pain? Any fevers?

Customer:

No fever, the abdominal pain is just annoying, I'd place it at around a 2 or 3.

Dr. Cameron :

is the blood more of a mucousy material?

Customer:

It looked that way, though there wasn't any other mucus on the stool.

Dr. Cameron :

okay

Dr. Cameron :

Well, this does need to be checked out tonight in the ER

Dr. Cameron :

but you do need to see your doctor within the next couple of days to get your stool looked at

Dr. Cameron :

this could be infection, hemorrhoids or autoimmune disease like crohns

Customer:

Okay.

Customer:

Did you mean doesn't need to be checked out in the ER?

Dr. Cameron :

Not now. I am an ER doctor

Dr. Cameron :

but if you do have a lot of pain >5/10 or fevers then you do need to go

Dr. Cameron :

Or if you feel that you want to pass out

Customer:

Nope none of that, thank god, I was just a bit confused because you said does. I was relieved by your following comment.

Customer:

Thank you for your help.

Dr. Cameron :

I just wrote an algorithim about this for my facility

Dr. Cameron :

So, people who have fever, severe pain, bloody stool (the stool is red or black) need emergency work ups

Dr. Cameron :

Otherwise, you can see your GP in the next 2 business days

Dr. Cameron :

Is that ok?

Dr. Cameron :

:-)

Customer:

It will be if I can find a doctor. :) I just moved so....down and out on that detail.

Dr. Cameron :

Urgent care clinic

Customer:

Ok. Thank you for all of your help, my husband will at least be able to sleep better knowing I'm not dying, well not immediately anyways.

Dr. Cameron :

you are welcome. keep me posted

Dr. Cameron :

I hope that I provided you with excellent service?

Customer:

You most certainly did. :)

Dr. Cameron :

great keep me posted okay

Dr. Cameron :

I will check in with you in 3 days

Customer:

okay, I was just going to ask how to do that. Will it be through e-mail?

Dr. Cameron :

I will post to you on this site

Dr. Cameron :

and you will get notification

Customer:

Oh alright. I will make sure to watch for that then. Is there anything else I should watch for over the next day or so?

Dr. Cameron :

Just fever, severe pain, bloody stool (the stool is red or black)

Customer:

Ok. Thanks for everything! It was excellent service. Have a great evening.

Dr. Cameron :

thanks :)

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