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3 days ago I went to an Urgent Care Center because I noticed…

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3 days ago I went to an Urgent Care Center because I noticed almost maroon type mucous blood on my stool. They did tests and my stool tested positive for blood. They did a blood test and my hemoglobin was at 16.1. They also did a Ct scan that came up negative. I've been experiencing changing diarrhea and constipation as well. Because they already did a Colonoscopy that came up negative they now want to do a pill endoscopy and an upper endoscopy. My GI doesn't think its anything serious because my ct scan came up negative and my blood work was normal. I just wanted a second opinion on the matter. Should I be concerned?
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Oncologist: Dr Uzaer, Cancer Surgeon replied 1 month ago
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Oncologist: Dr Uzaer, Cancer Surgeon replied 1 month ago

I agree with your physician in that if this were something serious, the CT scan and the colonoscopy would have shown something. The possibility of this being something as simple as hemorrhoids to a parasitic infection is still there and I suggest that you go ahead with the pill endoscopy as that will give us the entire view of the alimentary tract. At your age and without any additional symptoms, this being anything sinister is unlikely.

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Does a pill endoscopy show issues with the stomach as well or just the small intestines?
Oncologist: Dr Uzaer, Cancer Surgeon replied 1 month ago

Technically, it can however, it is used to take images of the small intestines since for the stomach an upper GI endoscopy can be used very effectively. The upper GI endoscope does not reach beyond the second part of the duodenum, so the capsule endoscope is used to view parts of the intestines beyond that point.

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