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Recurrent diarrhoea, when approximately 13 times in

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Recurrent diarrhoea, when chronic approximately 13 times in twenty four hours. Seems to have been caused by blood thinning medication following Angioplasty(5 stents) November 2013. Need to take the prescription until November this year. Weight loss 19 pounds without any change in diet or lifestyle.
I am really not certain this would be from your medication
What medication is it?
What is your age?
What other medications?
What tests for the diarrhea?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Clopodrel. Age 66 years. Tested for cdiff normal result

Have you had a colonoscopy
When and what findings?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No colonoscopy

Diarrhea can occur from this medicine, but with no colonoscopy, nothing has been ruled out.
I would send 3 stool samples for parasite evaluation.
Colonoscopy would rule out colitis, diverticulosis, polyps and cancers.
We usually do the first one at age 50.
The weight loss is concerning. That much weight loss would not simply occur from this situation, and other problems need to be ruled out.
I would talk with your doctor about the possibilities of
Changing to another blood thinner.
November is almost here....waiting, stopping the drug, and getting the colonoscopy asap thereafter.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Since your advice l have seen a Consultant who has arranged for me to have a colonoscopt and CT scan both within the next two weeks

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