Case 34

Alissa J. Walsh, Otto C. Buchel, Jane Collier and Simon P.L. Travis

in Oxford Case Histories in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780199557899
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753329 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 34

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A 28-year-old Caucasian woman, who worked for the military, presented with a 12-month history of passing blood per rectum. Bright red blood was mixed in with the stool at almost every bowel motion. There was no blood on the paper or otherwise in the pan. Over the same period, her bowel habit had started alternating between being loose and constipated. She also reported occasional colicky abdominal pain, not related to opening her bowels. She had not lost any weight. She had no relevant past medical history or family history.

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Subjects: Gastroenterology

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