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This is Dr. David
this sounds serious
and could be from bleeding from a hemorrhoid or a polyp or even a sign of colon cancer.
how old is he?
he needs to see a doctor right away at the hospital or A&E center for urgent evaluation and treatment for this.
do you have a hospital close to you where he can be seen?
He is 57 has an appointment for Wednesday
I see. that is too far away.
is he constipated ?
does he strain to pass his stools?
if he is constipated or have hard stools which are large and hard to pass, he needs to be taking laxatives and stool softeners he can buy at the local drug store or pharmacy
Not constipated and does not have to strain
how can I help in this situation ?
if he is bleeding, still, he should go to the A&E and see a doctor right away
and get blood work to check if his iron and red blood cell levels are low.
I was wondering if you the fact that the blood is bright red and happens without passing motion if that gave any clues as to what diagnosis would be
he needs a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy scope procedure to know exactly why he is bleeding.
his bleeding could be from ruptured hemorrhoids
or from a polyp or bleeding from diverticulosis
or it could be from a rectal tumor bleeding.