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Weak, dehydrated with gurgling stomach on SERTRALINE, CLONAZEPAM.

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I am a female, age 27. Diagnosed ADHD, GAD, severe depression and OCD - also Lactose intolerance, acid reflux, and IBS.

I recently started taking me mental health meds again (sertraline, clonazepam, vyvanse) and various vitamins - I threw them all up Monday morning, and by wednesday felt weak and dehydrated, so I went to the GP - gave me something for nausea and something for the stomach gurgling I was getting (I had diarrhea Monday through Wednesday - couldn't keep water in for longer than a few minutes, and barely ate because I felt so sick). I started to eat a little more this weekend, and today I had the burning stomach cramps again, but this time it was a loose stool (not as bad as the watery diarrhea) with blood in it.

I have had bright red blood show up on the toilet paper after passing a hard stool for years old patientnow - I assumed it was an anal fissure or something and didn't go get it checked because the blood was never IN the stool, just on the surface or on the toilet paper, and always bright red. This time, it was in the stool, and was a little darker (not black or super dark, but a little darker than bright red). I am most worried that I have developed colon or rectal cancer. A few days ago my stool was really dark, but when I started my medicines again, I also started my iron supplement again (because my GP says I have low iron and the supplements were helping).

Category: Gastroenterologist, Medical

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Thanks for posting your query at
I am Dr. R.K and I am pleased to assist you.
It is unlikely to be rectal or colon cancer.
The bleeding you had was for just one day and it was associated with abdominal cramps and loose stools.
It is very likely that you have developed colitis. Infection is the most common cause.
You can get a stool analysis done.
Take a course of antibiotics like oflaxacin and ornidazole along with probiotics.
If the symptoms persists or if it is recurrent, then you get a colonoscopy done to find the cause.
I hope that answers your query.

Dr. Ratnakar Kini
Category: Hepatologist
Fellowship - DM - TN Dr.MGR Medical UniversityResidency - TN Dr.MGR Medical University Medical School - Stanely Medical College, TN Dr.MGR Medical University
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