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Blood In Stool
Nov 4, 2006

Good Evening,

I was recently diagnosed with HIV on July 03 of this year. I am currently taking Atripla. I've noticed blood spots in my stool. What could this be? And should I be concerned? The blood is very mininal and is not watery.

Response from Dr. Henry

Blood in stools are most often due to external or internal hemoorhoids though infection, malignancy , mechanical tears, and other conditions have to be considered. An anal examination and possibly sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy is recommended. The medications in Atripla have not generally been associated with blood in the GI tract. KH

hiv meds and avascular necrosis

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