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My mom is 75. She had triple heart bypass a year to date.

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Hi, My mom is 75. She had triple heart bypass a year to date. Last night and this morning her stool is bloody, bright red and cloths.
JA: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?
Customer: my grandmother, her mother die of cancer, my aunt, her sister breast cancer. Her other sister of kidney failure. Me, daughter healthy with occasional high blood pressure when I gain to much weight. Brother Copd. Sister asthma and grout, brother lupus, sister had an aneurysm and seizures
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: mom also has copd, rapid heart beat and allegies
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

I am sorry about your mom

bloody stool red with clots can be scary.

she could be having severe bleeding from internal hemorrhoids in her rectum. severe constipation and straining during bowel movements can often cause bleeding from hemorrhoids.

she could possibly be having bleeding from polyps or diverticulosis as well. she should see her doctor to get her stools tested for blood.

she may need a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy to look on the inside of her colon to see where the bleeding is coming from

has she had a colonoscopy before?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Ty. Calling cardio to schedule testing. Have a great weekend. She also moans constantly.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

she can see her primary care doctor or a GI specialist.

she doesn't necessarily need to see a cardiologist for bleeding from her rectum.

I hope she is not in pain.

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