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I got pane under my rib on left side, some times in front of abdomen, Have been coiffing and have strange bresing over left long, I have had all this for abut 5 mouths and today have barite red blood in toilet from stool, what may it be from?

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  • Dr. Chris December 4, 2010

    I would firstly advise that you see a doctor immediately. While bright red blood in the stool is most often related to hemorrhoids (piles), it could be attributed to pathology within the gut given your history. Secondly, you should take note of what may have caused this pain, factors that make it worse or better and other symptoms that accompany the pain. This information will assist your doctor in making a diagnosis.

    The concern here, which is only one possibility, is that you may have upper GI bleeding, which is now passing rapidly through the gut and being evacuated with the stool. Usually bleeding higher up in the gut causes darker, tarry stools (melena) but in the event of rapid gut motility, bright red blood may be present in the stool. Your doctor will need to conduct the necessary investigations to confirm or exclude this.

    There are two articles that may help you find some answers for your symptoms :

    1. Bright Red Blood in Stool
    http://www.healthhype.com/fresh-blood-in-stool-causes-of-hematochezia.html

    2. Pain under Left Ribcage
    http://www.healthhype.com/pain-under-left-rib-cage.html

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