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?I'm 16 years old.  I got a colonoscopy/endoscopy done in September because of stomach pain, positive FOBT and slight anemia.  Both scopes were clear, biopsies taken showed no abnormalities or inflammation.  The problem is, even thought both came back clear, I'm still having lots of gas pain and some blood.  I went to a new PCP, who did a rectal exam and found skin tags near the anal region.  She advised me to take milk of magnesia and see if it helps the gas and bleeding.  She also referred me to a new GI, as well as a gyno to examine me for fibroids due to missed periods and pelvic pain.  I'm just wondering, I'm not sure why I'm having these symptoms even though the scopes were clear?  I'm really confused on what is going on, and it's really ruining my school and social life because I'm constantly worried. 

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    Have you had a pelvic ultrasound?  Do you have haemorroids or fissures which can bleed?   Has the milk of magnesia helped?
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      I have gotten a pelvic ultrasound in 2015.  I definitely don't have a fissure since the blood is never on the toilet paper, I believe it's more mixed in.  I was thinking hemerroids but they would have seen that on the colonoscopy, right?

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      I would have thought that haemorroids would also be dectected by a manual rectal examination as well as the colonoscopy.  Is the blood fresh. bright red or dark? Was your pelvic ultrasound clear?
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      Well just a little update:  I started having heavy rectal bleeding around the middle of February.  I was immediately referred to another GI, who ordered another colonoscopy, as well as a Meckel's scan.  The scan was normal, but the colonscopy did find very small internal hemerrhoids that wasn't seen on the first one.  So now I know what's been causing the bleeding...it just puzzles me how they didn't catch it on the first one.  But at least I have an answer now.

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      Good to hear you got non frightening answers.  I suspect that if the haemorroids were very small, the initial scan would miss them,  it also depends on the skill of the specialist doing the scan.
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