Gastroenterology Community
Bloating, LG Fever
About This Community:

This forum is for questions regarding Gastroenterology issues such as Acid Reflux (GERD), Barretts Esophagus, Colitis, Colon/Bowel Disorders, Crohn's Disease, Diverticulitis/ Diverticulosis, Digestive Disorders and Stomach Pain.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Bloating, LG Fever

I have had stomach bloating mostly after I eat for several months now. I took medicine but it did not respond to it. I also have had a low grade fever for several months. And this morning, I noticed a small amount of blood and mucous in my stool. My doctor first thought this was gastritis. What do you think? I'm worried it might be cancer. I plan on having an endoscopy.
Related Discussions
Avatar_f_tn
My first thought would not be cancer but other conditions of the colon and digestive system, usually identified in a colonoscopy. Stools with blood and mucus are often a classic sign of crohn;s disease or ulcerative colitis. Crohon's can cause bloating after you eat, low grade fevers, and fatigue, so the symptoms do fit. But this doesn;t mean you have it, you are clear until the tests prove otherwise! I don't think this is gastritis since this has been going on for several months, you havn't responded to medications, and because of the stool you mentioned. Since this is the case, I don't think the endoscopy will show much and I would actually talk to your doctor about switching to a colonoscopy due to the recent stool you passed and your concern for digestive disorders such as Crohns. You may get a referral to a GI specialist, which would be the best scenario. So either way, I would call your doctor and make another appointment to discuss this knew finding and your knew concerns, and hopefully get you on the schedule for a colonoscopy so you can get a diagnosis sooner rather then later. I trully hope you find some releif soon, and wish you good luck and best wishes!

Sara RN :)
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Gastroenterology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Digestive Answerers
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
cnoevl21
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
fntn
MI
329165_tn?1438213357
Blank
Smiley2000
Australia
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
me_just34
1530171_tn?1418143903
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Tatin109