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Recurring Abdominal Pain
Lower abdominal pain with bleeding into the stools can be caused by intense inflammation in the bowel. Pain and bleeding can also be caused by a cancer in the intestinal tract. Because you are young, you are more likely to have inflammation than cancer.
Because you have a "red flag" symptom along with your abdominal pain, it is imperative that you have a medical evaluation without delay. Please call your doctor today to arrange an urgent evaluation.
In addition to blood tests, your evaluation might begin with a test that can view the inside of your colon or small intestine. Examples are a colonoscopy or an x-ray series with a swallowed liquid that can be seen on x-ray ("upper GI series").
The most common causes of inflammation in the bowel that cause recurrent symptoms are "inflammatory bowel" diseases, including
Other conditions that are less likely to be the cause of your symptoms include
celiac disease (celiac sprue)
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