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Im a 39yr old male with rectal bleeding- fresh bright red.

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Im a 39yr old male with rectal bleeding- fresh bright red. No hemorrhoids and drs say its nothing but its been occurring over nine months now and im worried
Submitted: 21 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 21 days ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

I am sorry to hear about your problem.
Did you have any colonoscopy done?
Also does the blood mix with your stool?

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
No colonoscopy and yes is mixed sometimes
Customer: replied 21 days ago.
I am on a blood thinner but rarely take it. Ive had several rectal exams with nothing found
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 21 days ago.

Ok Thanks for your reply.
How is your diet usually?
Do you include lot of fibers?
In your case, since blood i mixed with stool, it is coming from sigmoid colon or higher up.
Rectal exam will not help.
You may have inflammatory bowel disease like Crohn's or ulcerative colitis.
Polyps, and abnormal blood vessels in colon lining sloughing off from stool friction also are possibilities.
Hence colonoscopy is recommended in your case.

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
Ok i think cheers
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 21 days ago.

Very welcome

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