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Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing Internal Medicine Physician. Excellent service is my goal.
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Hi I'm dr. Phil. Can I ask your first name?
Chris, pleasure to meet you
Hi Chris. Nice to meet you too
Do you drink alcohol, smoke or take any OTC pain killers like advil?
No, none of the above
However, maroon stool indicates an upper or middle GI bleed Chris
I am worried about that.
GI bleeds can also come spontaneously
even if you had a normal occult blood lately
Could it be anything other than something serious?
I suppose it could be diet related
So bot***** *****ne, really, is to see a GI doctor
I would start with seeing a general doc ASAP for a stool test.
Was just wondering if it was just an intestinal infection
If the stool is normal, then I would worry
it could be an infection....sure that is possible but that shouldn't cause bleedin like that
Okay, appreciate it
you're welcome Chris.
Any more questions for me?
you're welcome :)
Please don't forget an excellent rating. I appreciate it. :)
okay, will do