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Bleeding from rectum and lump in groin

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I visited my Doctors recently as I found I was bleeding from my rectum but only whilst on a period. As I was diagnosed with Crohns Desiese 12yrs ago he sent me for a colonoscopy. I have been informed that my colon looked normal. Since then I have developed a large purple (ish) lump in my left groin area which is quite tender to touch. As my doctor was happy that my colon was ok he has dismissed me and said that if the symptoms get any worse then go back. He did have a look at the lump but said that as I had been proded and poked a lot recentley go back if it gets any larger. He has not put me forward for any further investigation with regard to the bleeding or my lump. Could these be connected to something other than Crohns?


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replied October 14th, 2010
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Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

Get your platelet count checked and BT, CT done to know if there is a clotting disorder. This can cause bleeding from gut and a purplish bruise in groin. Bleeding from gut can also be due to rectal polyp, hemorrhoids or due to fissures. If all this is ruled out then it can be just Crohn’s disease flare up.

Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please discuss these possibilities with your doctor once. Hope this helps. Take care!



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