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Constant mild abdominal Pain and recurrent blood in stool

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  • Posted By: varunb82
  • May 26, 2012
  • 02:37 PM

Hello,

My father, who is 60 years old, has been suffering from mild abdominal pain all the time with recurring passing of blood in his stool every 10-15 days. This has been happening for the past one year plus. Here are the details of his prev. medical & lifestyle history.

1. Was a heavy smoker plus drinker for almost 30 odd years till he suffered from Accute exacerbation of COPD and Pneumonitis in Apr 2011. He has given up smoking and drinking absolutely since then. His lifestyle and health has improved considerably. His weight has also increased by about 8 Kg.

2. In 2009, he had undergone an operation to remove his appendix.

He has been treated by various doctors who suspected piles but the problem remains. Continuous mild abdominal pain started after his appendicitis operation and since then he has undergone almost all tests which have come out negative. The list of these tests are given below:

Full abdominal USG - twice
Colonoscopy
Abdominal CT Scan
Abdominal X-rays

We're still not convinced that the problem is related to piles. Can someone suggest what could it be? And what further tests are advised?

Regards

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  • test C. diff. sometimes C diff may not have diarrhea.
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  • Hello,My father, who is 60 years old, has been suffering from mild abdominal pain all the time with recurring passing of blood in his stool every 10-15 days. This has been happening for the past one year plus. Here are the details of his prev. medical & lifestyle history.1. Was a heavy smoker plus drinker for almost 30 odd years till he suffered from Accute exacerbation of COPD and Pneumonitis in Apr 2011. He has given up smoking and drinking absolutely since then. His lifestyle and health has improved considerably. His weight has also increased by about 8 Kg.2. In 2009, he had undergone an operation to remove his appendix. He has been treated by various doctors who suspected piles but the problem remains. Continuous mild abdominal pain started after his appendicitis operation and since then he has undergone almost all tests which have come out negative. The list of these tests are given below:Full abdominal USG - twiceColonoscopyAbdominal CT ScanAbdominal X-raysWe're still not convinced that the problem is related to piles. Can someone suggest what could it be? And what further tests are advised?RegardsHi,Does the blood appear in the stool or on the toilet paper? Is it bright red? Because the doctor(s) have done what appears to be an extensive exam, and probably ruled out more serious conditions. If the blood in bright red and on the tissue, it's most likely a hemorrhoid, there may be a little bright red blood on feces or in toilet, that's fine. What is his diet like, does he eat spicy foods? Does he take a stool softener? What blood studies were done? Does your father use aspirin? Hemorrhoids can be very painful, especially the internal type, but sitting in a warm sitz-bath (only buttocks and hips are immersed in warm water) should make him more comfortable. Has he tried anything like Preparation H? If routine treatments like increasedfluids, stool softener, sitz-baths (use caution with tub use) and proper diet don't help, he may have to visit a proctologist. Consult his physician(s) before using any of the recommendations above, or if his symptoms become worse. Hope this helps. Good luck!Lindsay
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