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Blood & bowel movement

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My mum is 66 years old and since summer she has been suffering from abdominal pain, and constipation. Towards October she started noticing some blood on the tissue after she wipes after have a bowel movement. then she started complaining of feeling the need to move her bowels but after lots of straining, she only passes a little stool. she also started getting a mild fever once a week which will only last for a few hours and as is always controlled with paracetamol. she had a ct scan done and an ultrasound and the bowels seemed ok but her uterus seemed very bulky. She knew she had a bulky uterus and was being monitered by her gynae for it. the docs suspected that her uterus was pressing on her bowels and causing an inflamation. she has had a barium enema and sigmoidoscopy but they were not perfomed properly cause the liquid from the barium enema kept on seeping out and during the sigmoidoscopy she started bleeding and a stricture was found. During the sigmoidoscopy 5 biopsies were take


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replied March 11th, 2008
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Only a colonoscopy with a biopsy can provide a secure diagnosis. You can wait for the results from the patho-hystological examination of the tissue samples taken with the biopsies and then learn more about the condition once you have a diagnosis.


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