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Hi I have had diarrea for about 10 days now , just found blood

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Hi I have had diarrea for about 10 days now , just found blood in my last movement, looks as if I have squirted strawberry sauce into my poo, worried.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

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Its good that you have already been seen for this.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Blood in stool always requires further evaluation.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Diarrhea for the last ten days with blood in stool recently most likely means an infection i.e. a bacterial infection for which you will most likely require an antibiotic like ciprofloxacin to cure it.

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I am sure your doctor has considered this possibility and is looking for it.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Change in the bowel habits at this age should also prompt a search for other possible causes as well particularly if symptoms do not settle.

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So you may require other investigations like colonoscopy, if required.

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Let me know if you have more questions.

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Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi what food should I eat as everything I eat seams to be going straight through me, thanks.

Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Here is a link that gives you details on the diet that you should be taking:
http://www.wikihow.com/Treat-Diarrhea-%28BRAT-Diet-Method%29