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bloody stool after constipation

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Bright red blood on the outside of your stools is likely from a tear (fissure) in the outlet. Softening your stools with a diet change & emptying ... Read More

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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Bloody stool child: Meckles diverticulum-need technesium scanning, can be food intolerances, inflammatory bowel, AVM( ateriovenous malformation), polyps would f/o pedi ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Requires a rectal : exam and abdominal exam. Not all rectal bleeding is from hemorrhoids.Have stool tested for blood and parasites.
A male asked:
Dr. Pricha Boonswang
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
How old are you?: You need to be seen, how long has your symptoms been?It could be from the anal rectal or colonic condition
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eduardo Krajewski
21 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Make an appointment: Make sure you make an appointment to see your gastroenterologist or surgeon. If you haven't have one, a colonoscopy might be warranted. All the bes ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
YOU MUST: Get local medical help. You have serious disease.
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Absolutely typical: Of a vitamin deficiency disease called beriberi. You probably have low stomach acid and a deficiency of pancreatic enzymes because your energy metabol ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimiro Giua
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Colitis: the differential diagnosis is vast. Infectious...need for stool cultures. IBS celiac and other immune diseases. drug side effects. Thyroid diseases m ... Read More
A 5-year-old male asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
16 years experience Pediatrics
See your doctor: I would suggest seeing your child's doctor for an abdominal exam and a more thorough history. If he is constipated you can start with 4oz of prune jui ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome) is actually a functional state of the bowel. It should not cause bleeding. Are you thinking about inflammatory bowel co ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chioma Lazz
40 years experience Pediatrics
Time to see a doctor: Constipation is the opposite of diarrhea. If you are alternating between the two, it is best to see your internist as there are medical conditions tha ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Should get evaulated: Being a 26 y/o female, it is likely that you have irritable bowel syndrome and with the frequent loose stools can cause significant anal/perianal irri ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor: Although it is not possilbe to make this diagnosis over the internet, the current symptoms with the mechanism of action and are concerning. It certai ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Horak ii
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood in stool: Suspicious but your age is in your favor unless a strong family history of colon or breast cancer. Likely another cause. I would see your PCP.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes, but...: So can many other things! in a 24-year-old like you, colon cancer is very unlikely. Inflammatory bowel disease or an infection is more likely. But any ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Different causes.: Yellow stool can be the result of overly rapid transit of stool through the colon, insufficient bile salts or infection. Recommend that this be medi ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Stools now "pale": Bile & your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for color & volume of stool. Absence of bile results in pale (acholic) stool. Lots of other th ... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
See your doctor ASAP: These symptoms can be due to decrease blood flow to the colon (ischemic colitis) or infectious colitis especially due to so-called enterohemorrhagic e ... Read More
A 12-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Gastroenteritis: Your story sounds like you have a "stomach flu". Most of them are caused by viruses and you just have to take enough fluids to remain hydrated. If you ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carson Liu
33 years experience General Surgery
Please see a GI Doc: You are describing symptoms of bowel obstruction. You should undergo a colonoscopy and a CT scan of your abdomen. At your young age, I would worry abo ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: There is no relationship between the systems involved that could have one influence or cause the other.
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. I can’t diagnose the reason for your orange colored stool. Passing orange feces may mean the stool either isn’t absorbing or isn’t comin ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geraldine Goertzen
29 years experience Emergency Medicine
See a doctor: Black tarry stools are often from blood being digested in the stomach. You need to see a doctor today and have testing done.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Medical eval needed.: These changes in bowel habitus are not normal. Black stool - if tarry & malodorous could represent bleeding. The obvious blood in stool also warra ... Read More

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