I was recently diagnosed with Extensive DVT and I am wondering about blood in mt stool. Is this a normal thing or something to be concerned about? I just scheduled an appointment with my primary doc. But will not be able to see her for about another week. After spending over a week in the hospital I am in no rush to return there if there is no need. I have back and side pain and am wondering if I may be bleeding internally with out knowing it. Any advice would be great thanks. I am a 26 year old female if that helps any. Rolling Eyes
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replied March 13th, 2008
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Are you taking a blood thinner/anticoagulant? This can cause bleeding because it inhibits the clotting mechanisms in the blood. If you keep experiencing this you should contact your doctor or his/her nurse and report the bleeding.
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replied April 27th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Fresh blood in stool is not a side effect of blood thinners.
If you are taking anticoagulant then consult your healthcare provider to adjust your dose and counsel you accordingly.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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