Web chat: Blood in my poo 

26/01/2013 00:00 

On 30 January at 10.30, UCLH is hosting its first ever live web chat giving members, patients and the general public the opportunity to get their questions answered by a leading expert. The subject of the first web chat is ‘I've got blood in my poo, what do I do?’

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Leading colorectal surgeon Mr Alastair Windsor will be available for an hour to answer questions about what blood in your poo can mean, and options for diagnosis and treatment.  Mr Windsor is a leading colorectal surgeon with extensive experience of treating a full range of colorectal problems – from anal fissures and haemorrhoids to colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease.

Anyone can join a web chat and you can be anonymous so you have the freedom to ask questions you might feel uncomfortable talking about in a different situation. Whilst it’s important to know that a web chat isn’t a substitute for a face to face consultation with a doctor, we hope that we can reassure people, answer any questions they might have and point them in the right direction for further help.

The web chat will be online for an hour from 10.30am on 30 January 2013.  Joining in is easy – you don’t have to register, simply visit www.uclh.nhs.uk/chatcolo on the day and type away.

We will see how the first web chat goes and will plan more on different subjects, so please watch this space.  Web chats are just one of the ways UCLH is improving its online presence – as well as our website, we also have a Twitter account with almost 3,000 followers, a Facebook page and a youtube channel.


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