What are the reasons for diarrhea long term?
Ulcers Ulcerative colitis or crohns disease
IBS if all tests are normal these are the common reasons
What are the danger signs you should not neglect?
Weight loss, abdominal pain and bleeding in stools
What tests are needed to diagnose?
Colonoscopy CT small bowel Capsule endoscopy and Doubble balloon enteroscopy
How is the treatment done?
Infections in intestine are treated with antibiotics
Ulcers in intestine: Needs long term medicines like mesacol or steroids or azathioprine
IBS is symptpomatic treatment
Blood in stools
What are the reasons for blood in stools?
Piles is the common cause
Fissure in anus
Ulcerative colitis means it is ulcers in colon
Infections of colon
Other reasons are Colon or rectum cancers
Ischemic colitis secondary to low blood supply to colon
When blood in stools is dangerous?
If age is more than 45 years it can be cancers or ulcerative colitis or Crohns disease
What are the tests needed?
Colonoscopy is the one which detects the problem
Sigmoidocopy it detects sigmoid colon