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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience in Family Medicine
Blood : Blood in the stool warrants a medical investigation. Possible causes include hemorrhoids, diverticuli (small pouches that project from the colon), col ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
28 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colorectal surgeon: Possibilities include hemorrhoids, colitis, polyps and even cancer.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Bloody stool: Is never normal! jelly looking blood is suggestive of clots. This is as close as it gets to a medical emergency. Do not delay and go to the nearest f ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience in General Surgery
WATCH YOUR BM: Not directly either the soda causing constipation and aggravating the hemorrhoids or the anal fissure that you might have or it could aggravating an ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes : Yes, it can.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes it can: Yes it can....so also other red undigested food
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sarle
21 years experience in Urology
Blood urine: See your doc.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Patients on: Iron supplementation typically report that their stools are darker, even without blood loss.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Swollen anus w/cramp: May be proctitis: inflammation of the lower rectal area due to inflammatory bowel disease ,gluten sensitivity, sexually transmitted diseases, trauma. ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Colour of stool: Yes it is p[ossible and happens some times.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Soft Stools & Fruit: Yes, of course. Fruit, especially in abundance is well known to cause a softening of the stool.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Hard to know: Without knowing what you've been eating, it's impossible to say. The easiest way to tell if you have blood in your stool is to do a stool test for oc ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Need more info: Pain where? How much fever? Other symptoms? If you have had urinary tract infections in the past or think you may be having one now, please see a d ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Stool: The best way in which to resolve a sh..ty problem is to see a doctor, have the stool and yourself examined after providing a detailed history, and und ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience in Urgent Care
Need exam: The best answer will require pictures and examination of your stool. In our practice it is not uncommon to send the stool for examination of parasites ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Colitis: This is colitis and may be simply mucus colitis which would respond to avoiding harsh roughage and taking kaopectate (kaolin and pectin). However the ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
28 years experience in General Surgery
Need to be evaluated: You should be evaluated by your primary doctor, gastro or surgeon as these symptoms are very non specific and may be related to a GI issue such as hem ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Need to see doctor: If you are passing blood in stool, that warrants seeing your doctor, 1. to confirm if it is blood, 2. If it is blood, it is imperative to ascertain th ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
30 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: If you havent eating beets or other dark red foods in a week and your stools are still red then have your md check for blood.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
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Blood: Seems more likely. Perhaps from a haemorrhoid although there may be other possibilities (fissure, diverticular disease etc). Could be food as some w ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Rectum and anus symptoms can be due to irritation or infection. Serious problems like cancers are possible, depending on one's age and family history. ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Exam: please consult your physician for a complete exam and stool analysis.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
You're bleeding: Gi bleeding can be without warning, brisk, & originate anywhere in the gut (from esophagus, stomach, to rectum. Don't hesitate to seek urgent evaluati ... Read More
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