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Prolonged Rectal Bleeding

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 3, 2009
  • 01:02 AM

Four about four years now I have had rectal bleeding every single time I have had a bowel motion. I always feel dizzy afterwards too. The amount ranges from a few drops to large amounts of blood with large clots. Recently it has always been dark red blood with multiple large clots, especially on the tissue.

Now I have been to doctors about this, and have undergone two exploratory surgeries, a sesamoid colonoscopy, and numerous exams. Nothing has ever been found. Not even hemorrhoids.

I'm not exactly sure what to do about this now, or if I should keep pursuing medical care (I've recently moved to a new area, so come under different healthcare) if nothing is ever found.

Has anyone ever known rectal bleeding to occur for so long, with such frequency? I find it hard to believe that nothing has been found yet.

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  • I should also add that I have had infrequent vomiting after some bowel movements, and often feel very dizzy, nauseous and have hot flushes after using the toilet.For awhile now the blood loss has been quite a lot, to the point I need to flush the toilet twice to get rid of it all.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 3, 2009
    • 11:55 PM
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  • Have you had an EGD done? They scope you through the mouth to check the stomach for ulcers. It's worth checking out.
    AprilRN 27 Replies
    • February 8, 2009
    • 05:15 AM
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  • I've been passing blood almost every time I have a bowel movement for the past year. I've been kept in the hospital emergency ward overnight for observation (I don't think they believed I was actually losing so much blood so frequently), I've had a colonoscopy, biopsys, sigmoidology test and am scheduled to have a endoscopy in 6 wks. The doctors don't know what's wrong but are being mindful that my dad has Chrone's Disease (hence, I have an increased chance of having it). I'm exhausted due to the resulting iron deficiency from the prolonged blood loss. It amazes me that such a stark symptom - ie frequently filling the toilet bowl with blood - is stumping the medical experts. I've learnt to deal with it (there's no pain associated with the bleeding) but want to know what's going on with my body. My fear is that it is a 'pre-curser' to something more sinister. If it is, I'd rather catch it in it's early stages so it can be treated.It makes me feel a little better to note on this forum that I'm not the only one mystified by 'the bloodshed' - although I'm sorry others are having to put up with it also.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 16, 2009
    • 10:34 PM
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