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Hi Dr Melamed,

Due to a history of polyps and suspected IBS, I had a regular 2 yearly colonoscopy and gastroscopey on Wednesday (my 9th one in 17 years).  It is now Sunday morning and I have had my first bowel movement since the procedure and there was a significant amount of fresh blood, clots and mucus in my stools.  The stools were not particularly hard as I have been taking coloxyl for the last 2 days to avoid my usual post- colonoscopy constipation.  I have had in total 3 bowel movements this morning - all with fresh blood (a little less with each movement). I do have haemorrhoids but thet have NEVER bled before.  I have never bled after a colonoscopy before either.

Unfortunately my gastroenterologist had to rush off after the procedure and I don't know what he found and he hasn't returned any of my phone calls.  The nurse did tell me 4 biopsies had been taken but I don't know if these were any polyps.

Should I be worried about the bleeding? I may not have another bowel movement for a day or 2 - how will I know if there is active bleeding?

Thanks for your help,


Dear Sandra,

Please, relax. Stress aggravates everything.
Bleeding after colonoscopy (CS) and removing the polyps are pretty common. Drink plenty of water and I hope the bleeding will stop.
Constipation after CS and taking harsh laxatives is also widespread. Fresh made vegetable blend on empty stomach may help. Next, the nurse told you about biopsies, so without getting the results, please be calm.

However, I want to put your attention on your entire condition.
Personally, I do not believe in IBS. This is “garbage can diagnosis” when we do not know real reasons for symptoms. Typically behind this diagnosis are dysbiosis (Candida-yeast overgrow, SIBO), lower function of the pancreas and bile, deficiencies (vitamins D, C, B-12, essential fatty acids, etc), parasites, inner toxicity, some medications, alcohol, food sensitivity and food allergy, and bad eating habits.
Polyp is reaction of the colon walls on irritation, toxins, or opportunistic infection such as yeast or parasites. Polyp like a mushroom has root and head. Removing head by loop will not remove the root and polyp will grow.   

If you want to know more about functional GI conditions, read my EBook “Healthy Pancreas, Healthy You”, part 1. Read functional disorders. Pancreas is core of proper digestion. Go to functional disorders.

CS is not the treatment procedure. It is diagnostic procedure to find the early stage of the colorectal cancer. By my opinion, frequent CSs, using harsh laxatives and removing polyps cannot make your colon healthy. What will make you colon healthy is a healthy diet, proper amount of the beneficial intestinal bacteria, natural treatment of the constipation, taking vitamins C, D, colon hydrotherapy, etc. I see it every day.

I hope you will get well soon. I wish you good health.

Peter Melamed, Ph.D.
Biotherapy Clinic of San Francisco.


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I can answer all questions about digestive health, especially in focus on the non-drug, non-surgery treatment. It includes healing diet, acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, healing mineral water, abdominal massage, and cleansing techniques. All these practices are widely used by gastroenterologists all over the world.


This is my everyday job at Biotherapy Alternative Medicine Clinic in San Francisco. I have decades of the experience of working as an MD in ICU, outpatient department and privet practice. I have helped many of my patients with the chronic digestive disorders by using the non-drug, non-knife approach for the 20 years.

I published many articles on internet about gastrointestinal disorders. 1. Peter Melamed, Ph.D., Felix Melamed, LAc, MSTCM. EBook Healthy Pancreas, Healthy You. Publisher Biotherapy, Inc, September 2014 2. Peter Melamed, Felix Melamed. Chronic Metabolic Acidosis Destroys Pancreas. JOP. J Pancreas (Online) 2014 Nov 28; 15(6): 552-560 3. Peter Melamed, Felix Melamed. Short Review of Our Work - "Chronic Metabolic Acidosis Destroys Pancreas" with Focus on the Functional Exocrine Pancreatic Disorders JOP. J Pancreas (Online) 2015 Jul 08; 16(4):365-368 4. Peter Melamed, PhD, and Felix Melamed, MS. Acidity Kills the Pancreas. Townsend Letter, the Examiner of Alternative Medicine. August/September 2015, p. 74-80 5. Peter Melamed, Felix Melamed. The Role of the Metabolic Acidosis in the Development of Chronic Pancreatitis. SM Group (USA) Chronic Pancreatitis: Recent Advances. 2015, Aug 10

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