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Old 07-07-2008, 04:13 PM   #1
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hospitalized again/internal bleed

About 6 weeks ago my husband had extreme black blood in his stools and passed out. Went to ER, had blood transfusions and he was dx with ulcer per endoscopy, he also had a colonoscopy which they said was ok. Last Friday morning he couldn't stand up without help after passing two bowel movements with black blood and a little red also. We went to ER and he was in hospital all this time until this morning when they did another endoscopy. Dr said he found inflammation but no ulcer and now says he needs another colonoscopy. He said if that doesn't find answer then he will give him a pill with a camera in it I am wondering why they just can't do that first instead of putting him thru the colonoscopy, he is 85 yo and otherwise in great health. Thanks for any input

Old 07-07-2008, 10:20 PM   #2
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Re: hospitalized again/internal bleed

I agree-- the Prep for a colon exam is a real pain for older people like us. The camera test should be done first--- the colon usually does not produce a stool that is black anyway.

God Bless---Harry

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