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Bloody mucus passed, now just pain below the belly button.


A few days ago I had diarrhea a few times and then the last time it was just bright red bloody mucus. I just had a colonoscopy in May and I get them every 5 years just to be safe as familial polyposis runs in my family. Everything was fine although they did note that I had diverticulosis.

I called the Gastro Dr. after having this spell and had a CBC and stool cultures for C.Diff, Parasites, and Bacteria. Everything came back fine.

I only have the pain once food hits that "last leg" of my intestinal track, I could almost draw a straight line across my stomach just underneath my belly button. Very sharp pains that sort of come and go like a toothache. It's a pain at night because you're like "Well I'm glad that's over with" and soon as you lay back down it comes on again. Usually doesn't last more than an hour or so, until it's out of my system. I had some pain again last night, but the bowel movement was normal of color and I couldn't detect any blood this time.

Could this be the result of something I ate? Maybe diverticulitis? Should I request an abdominal xray or CT Scan?


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replied August 31st, 2014
Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

Well, yes, the symptoms can be due to diverticulitis. Low residue low fiber diet along with antibiotics is the main stay of treatment. The symptoms can also be due to food poisoning. Please consult your GI specialist regarding this. Meanwhile eat low fiber diet and take enough water. Hope this helps. Take care!

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