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Lymphoid Aggregates

In 2008 after experiencing rectal bleeding had a colonoscopy. The Dr said Lymphoid Aggregates and that's all like it was't a big deal. I still have the bleeding along with horrible constipation bloating. I am type 2 diabetic. I am schedueled for another colonscopy different doctor when I told him I had been diagnosed with lymphoide aggregates he acted like he did't know what that was. He is supposed to be a specialist. Please any info would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks very much.
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Hi there!

Lymphoid aggregates are normally present on the GI. these may be come prominent in infections/ inflammations. Presence of fresh blood in stools (red) is known as haematochezia in medical terms and indicates a lower GI bleed like piles, rectal ulcers, fissures, fistulas etc. The occurrence of black/ brown stools is known as melaena and indicates the presence of blood (oxidized haemoglobin) from an upper GI bleed or the presence of a coloring agent like beet root or iron supplements in it. Other important causes of GI bleed include infections (dysentery etc), parasitic infestations, GI inflammations (ulcerative colitis/ Crohn’s disease etc), gastric/ GI ulcers, oesophageal varices, GI growths/ polyps, diverticulosis, fistulas, fissures, AV malformation, GI ischaemia and necrosis, initial symptom of necrotizing enterocolitis, colon cancer etc.Without a detailed clinical evaluation, it would be difficult to determine the precise cause, I would suggest discussing the situation and the suggested management plan in detail with your treating gastroenterologist. If in doubt, seeking a second opinion may be useful.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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