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i have had a spell of really bad diaorrea. In this last 18

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i have had a spell of really bad diaorrea. In this last 18 hours the onle excrementwas blood should it something to get worried abouit
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
Hello from JA


I am Dr. Thomas, board certified in internal medicine and I can help you with this and any follow up questions. I cover a lot of ground and might give you an answer or ask for information, but use reply to communicate with me for questions or added details.

Yes
If only blood is coming out this is serious
It can be an invasive infection.
It can be severe bleeding from diverticulosis....and other serious causes are possible.

Do not wait on this at all but go to the ER for stool samples, CBC to look at your hemoglobin, and maybe a scope if indicated.

This is not something to watch any longer.

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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
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