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I don't know if this is the right place for this question, I've had the blood test and the endoscopy and both were negative but I stayed gluten-free because when I eat it, I am so sick. I have all the GI symptoms and also rashes that are very itchy and some look like blisters. I also get migraines and brain fog.

So anyway I remain gluten-free and also dairy-free. But what I am worried about is the fact I have intermittent blood in my stools. I am never constipated, never. So I don't know what's causing it and I was wondering if someone else is in the same boat and what other tests can I request the doctor to order. I don't think I have hemorrhoids, like I said not constipated ever and never ever have to strain(sorry TMI).

I notice when I get the blood sometimes they are streaks in the stools and sometimes just when I wipe and also it's not all the time that I notice it. It is also usually accompanied but some stomach ache.

Please advice, I'm getting worried. Thanks and sorry this was TMI, I don't know who to ask.

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Well it certainly sounds like you have a gluten intolerance, that however does not mean that it is the only thing going on in your body. You could additionally have problems in your lower intestine which would account for the bloody stools. An endoscopy only checks the small intestine and does not go into the large intestine, for that you would need a colonoscopy.

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Well it certainly sounds like you have a gluten intolerance, that however does not mean that it is the only thing going on in your body. You could additionally have problems in your lower intestine which would account for the bloody stools. An endoscopy only checks the small intestine and does not go into the large intestine, for that you would need a colonoscopy.

Oh sorry I forgot to mention, I also had colonoscopy, I had it at the same time as the EGD and the GI dr said it was negative. So I am stumped, confused and wondering why there's still blood.

Thanks

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order. I don't think I have hemorrhoids

Last year I was heaving pain/bloating and some blood on the toilet paper. I knew that the bleeding was not due to my "hard" stool. Also I was easily bruising; my legs were covered with bruises. When the colonoscopy was done I was told that I had a small hemorrhoid that was bleeding. They pronounced me "healthy".

My symptoms didn't go away as you can guess. After straggling for month trying to figure out what food was making a "healthy" person like me to feel sick, I started gluten-free diet and pain/bloating symptoms were improved almost overnight. I went to my physician to share with him my joy :) and ask for celiac tests. Also I mentioned about bruises and asked to check my PT time. As a result my celiac blood test came negative (I forgot to mention I was gluten-free for almost 2 months and my doctor told me that I DON'T need to eat gluten for the tests) but my prothrombin time was prolonged.

Make the story short - my hematologist confirmed 2 months later that I am vitamin K deficient. After taking 5 mg of K for 2 weeks my PT became normal. My bruises disappeared on the 3-d date of taking K; and also I don't have any blood in my stool (or on the paper).

RESUME: You have to go to GI ASAP. You may be vitamin K deficient. But you may also have other serious conditions such cancer!

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