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I had a colonoscopy 2 weeks ago because I had beed noticing "dark blood mixed in with stools" for 5 months. Blood tests also showed anaemia, but that's common with me. I had no real other symptoms to worry about.
The colonoscopy was campleted fully, done by a gastroentoroligist and I was not sedated - he took 6 random biopsys and did not see any polyps. The biopsys came back normal for diverticulitis, crohns, colitis, malignancy, everything was tested and came back negative.
Two weeks after the colonoscopy, I can still see the dark blood mixed in the stool - although it did stop for the 2 weeks since the coloscopy, so it isn't the biopsy's.
I wonder if anyone has had this experience and whether anything else worrying was subsequently found. Also, what other tests were you recommended for if anything.
I have been referred now to an Upper GI endoscopy, but the stools are not black/tarry as they would be from the stomach etc and so I'm reluctant to have this.
They have also referred me for a Kidney and abdominal/pelvic ultrasound - this I will do, but I'm not sure what they're looking for. I'm prepared to do that because it's a simple test and I assume it will give them useful information.
I'm wondering if I can just ignore this - anyone else subsequently went on to uncover problems - because all the reading isn't telling what else this type of bleeding can indicate.
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