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anul blood loss after very loose motion continuing for 5 hours

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anul blood loss after very loose motion continuing for 5 hours and then completely stopping and not returning has celiac disease
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Daniel Sheibley, MD replied 4 years ago.

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

Hello

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

how long ago did this happen and was this the first episode?

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

Rectal bleeding should be evaluated by the emergency department. It can stop and end on its own but the cause needs to be determined as well as you need to be evaluated for any signs of chronic, previously undetected blood loss which would cause anemia

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

You can lose a substantial amount of blood without being aware if it is a slow persistent bleed with minimal change in your stools.

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

If you feel this is not the course you wish to take, the next most rapid course for evaluation is to phone your primary care doctor and see them ASAP. They may even tell you to seek more urgent evaluation as well.

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

Any signs such as shortness of breath, dizziness, palpitations or rapid heart rate are of even more cause for emergent care.

JACUSTOMER-a0dpv6bp- :

Has not had any loss in ten days

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

I would call your primary care doctor to see if they can see you at their net office visit

JACUSTOMER-a0dpv6bp- :

WHAT COULD BE CAUSING THIS IS IT TO DO WITH CELIAC DISEASE

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

But for any symptoms and possible further bleeding emergent evaluation would be needed. Bleeding can be associated with celiac, however other causes are just as likely compared the rest of the non-celiac population.

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

Therefore a full evaluation is needed, rather than just assuming this is due to celiac

JACUSTOMER-a0dpv6bp- :

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR IT TO BE A ONE OFF EPISODE

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

Certainly, but it still needs to be evaluated if this is a first episode and has never been evaluated previously.

JACUSTOMER-a0dpv6bp- :

What would normally be the cause of these symptoms

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

Bleeding can be caused by bleeding ulcers, little vessels that have popped within the wall of the bowel, a bleeding mass, cancerous and not cancerous, diverticulosis.

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

Certain infections

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

If you want to discuss this more please feel free. If you accept my answer, please choose accept / 3-5 rating.