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Can a hernia cause blood in stool

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
No: There is no connection between the hernia and the stools.
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 years experience
Unlikely: While it possible in extreme or regency situations, the presence of a hernia if any kind should no cause blood in the stool. Hope this helps!

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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Check with your doc: Asap do not wait and do not procrastinate!
Dr. Gabriel Goren
A Verified Doctoranswered
59 years experience
Red blood?: If it is red blood it can't come from hiatal hernia. It means that the pathology what ever it is comes from the colon/rectum. Hiatal hernia would giv... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Yes frm dietary heme: You can have false positive reading that is caused from dietary heme ( from red meat)- thus you should avoid red meat , poultry, fish, some raw vegeta... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
Straining to have: A bowel movement can indeed cause bleeding from hemorrhoids or a fissure, especially if your stool is hard due to poor fiber and inadequate fluid inta... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Straining for blood: Straining to much in toilet due to constipation can be a cause of some bleeding due to small anal tear from mechanical friction of hardenend stools or... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Yes: This would almost certainly be accompanied by pain. If it is not painful and it persists, get it checked out.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
No: most common cause is hemorrhoids. If you are exercising, you have more leeway to eat what you like.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Several things: It can be related to hemorrhoids, irritation of the lining of the colon due to hard stools, inflammation of the intestinal tract from infectious or au... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Not likely: Gallstones usually do not cause blood in stool. If you are on Protonix (pantoprazole) it is likely that that was prescribed for stomach pathology and ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 46 years experience
No.: Blood in the urine is common with kidney stones, but since urine and stool don't mix in the body, kidney stones should not produce blood in the stool.