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Old 05-25-2011, 04:20 PM   #1
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Flat stool, periodic blood

I've had flat ribbon like stool for some time now......Periodic blood for the last three years...Been an every day drinker (8 beers a day or so) for about 3 years (started after a divorce) but recently quit.

Sounds like I need a colonoscopy for sure.....But, I don't have insurance and not much cash hanging around..

I'm hoping the symptoms can be from the drinking somehow? perhaps an ulcer?? Just hoping it's anything but the "c" word.....

Any suggestions for me?

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Old 05-28-2011, 01:31 PM   #2
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Re: Flat stool, periodic blood

Actually Irritable bowel syndrome can cause flat ribbon type stools. Seeing it isn't going away and you also have bleeding I think a visit to a GI Dr. is definately in order. Don't keep trying to diagnose yourself, as it could be many things. It can be brought on by stress as well.

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