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D to the B
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   Posted 9/6/2007 11:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been to the G.I. Doctors for the past 3 months.

I have normal bowel movements I go once or twice a day and that's it.

I noticed that there is blood on the surface of my stool but not in it, because I had a fecal blood test with my G.I. doctor and said It was perfect normal.

but now, I get kinda tired or fatigued and I've lost 27 pounds in 3 months.

Everyone I know has told me I've gotten thin.

I have been diagnosed with Mild Gastritis so I take Protonix 40mg once a day.

When I go for a bowel movement it feels like there is a tear on the inside of the rectum, which was there after I pasted a hard stool a few months back.

could this be U.C. or unlikely?


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   Posted 9/7/2007 5:39 AM (GMT -6)   
The only true way to know if you have Uc is to have a colonoscopy. Have you had one of these yet? It sounds to me that the bleeding can still be from the tear. Do you ever have abdominal pain or unexplained fevers?
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   Posted 9/7/2007 9:14 AM (GMT -6)   
You better be careful with that weight loss... 27 lbs is alot..
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D to the B
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   Posted 9/7/2007 10:30 AM (GMT -6)   
To Red:

nope, my GI was thinking about it though. I have a follow-up with him on Tuesday. I will tell him about it.
no fevers, and I don't have much abdominal pain. maybe a stomachache once in a while.
and the blood comes and goes.

like i'll go now and there will be some specks of blood, but in a few days it will be gone.
I'm most definitely sure the bleeding is from the tear just a little pass my rectum.

To Harpo:
I understand that's a lot of weight and it scares me, but i'm pretty sure the weight loss has been from me not eating sugary foods or drink caffeinated drinks.
I was huge on that.

I'm only 20 years old. but I guess it can happen to anyone.

I will let you know how it turns up on Tuesday when I go to see my GI.
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