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Blood In Diarrhea
Many causes: Blood in diarrhea can be due to numerous causes. Some causes are due to types of infections in the colon, other causes can include inflammatory bowel disease or perhaps bleeding somewhere in the GI tract. This finding requires a thorough medical evaluation to help narrow down the causes and determine further diagnostic testing and treatment regimen. ...Read more
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
If : If you think you are having bloody diarrhea, then you should be evaluated as soon as possible. Give your doctor a call. If you cannot get a hold of your doctor then you should go to the emergency room for testing. Bloody bowel movements could be anything from infection, anal fissures, or hemorrhoids, to more serious causes such as inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer, vascular malformations or bowel ischemia. Go see a doctor as soon as possible. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had watery Diarrhea for 2 weeks. No pain, cramping.,No blood just diarrhea. Dr put me on ciprofoxacin doesn't seem to be working. What to do now?
Need more info: Most diarrhea gets better in one to two weeks. You should see your doctor and let him or her know you are still having problems. Also tell them if you've recently been camping, traveled, or if anyone else in your family has the same symptoms. The doctor may run tests on your stool and/or refer you for a colonoscopy if indicated. Good luck. ...Read more
This year my stool went from hard with blood to diarrhea and now back to hard with blood? Is this normal? Or should I go to the doctor?
See a doctor soon: Blood in the stool is never normal. If you have known bleeding hemorrhoids or an anal fissure, probably this doesn't need to be checked out. But if the exact cause is uncertain, see a doctor soon. Even at your young age, some cases of rectal or intestinal bleeding can be quite dangerous, so don't mess around with this. Good luck! ...Read more
I had two large lymph nodes swollen on the posterior cervical area . They have gone down not all the way. Blood normal. Diarrhea, chills scared
Just watch them: You can watch them for some time. Aas long as they do not grow in size they may be nothing to worry about. If they do not grow over the next 1-3 months you can ignore them. Most lymph node enlargments are from benign causes like infections and usualaly go away in 4-6 weeks. If they increase in size then you need to go see your doctor to fiind out why. ...Read more
Abd cramps for wk.diarrhea on/off. Some blood n diarrhea yesterday. weak & dehydrated. then 3x today.
mostly red/blood & mucus like.What cld this be?
See doctor: Diarrhea for week w blood certainly need MD attention for stool cultures, and depending on symptoms, possible further tests. Will need more info and happy to consult. Meanwhile avoid milk and milk products, hold off on: caffeine, artificial sugars, and high fructose/corn syrup commonly in drinks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
15 mnth old blood stools, diarrhea since 3 days used cefixime 30 ml twice for 3days, fever subsided, kid active but bloody stools persist,not eating.
Needs evaluation: I don't take chances with kids - and bloody stool is something that definitely needs evaluation by a doctor. A good place to start with the evaluation is a stool culture - which should reveal what 'germ' is responsible for this... that will help direct the choice of antibiotics. A doctor needs to see your child to make sure 'not too much' blood has been lost. There are other reasons for bloody BMs ...Read more
What can cause colon pain (no blood, no diarrhea) after doing triple therapy & omeprazole for h pylori? Just left side/LLQ.
I’ve had slimy stool, nausea and pinkish blood with diarrhea 3 times in the past 2 months. Doc has prescribed antibiotics, probiotics and pain meds. Are there no other tests that can be done to find the root of the problem?
Colonoscopy please: This is serious. A stool culture can be sent to check for a specific bacteria as well as parasites such as worms. I highly recommend a colonoscopy - to make sure there are no growths inside the bowel and a mucosal biopsy may help to diagnose other things such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. Please see a surgeon / gastro enterologist ASAP. ...Read more
Kidney infection? - extreme back pain nausea, blood in diarrhea , flu like symptoms and pain when peeing. Cant see doc till mon what can I do?
I am experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: contains blood clots) , diarrhea (quality: chronic, persistent) and nausea (severity: moderate) . The following also describe me: Lower abdominal pain, Stomach cramps, and Stomach upset. What should
Irregular bleeding: Irregular bleeding is one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
My 7 year old has diarrhea now for 5 days and now theres blood in his diarrhea . He is drinks fluids and seems ok.
Blood is not ok: Sounds like you should take your little guy in for an office visit. Could just be blood from his buttocks getting inflamed from wiping a lot, but if the blood is really in the poop, he probably should have some stool tests done. There are only a few diarrheal illnesses that tend to cause blood in the stool. Get him checked. ...Read more
I have been vomiting and had diarrhea for about 6 hours. I can’t hold any liquids and it now seems as though there may be blood in the diarrhea? Should I wait it out? What can I do to hold liquids down?
Seek medical care: If you are unable to hydrate and continue to have diarrhea, you are running the risk of dehydration quickly. Having bloody diarrhea also is concerning as that could mean a bacterial infection or other more seriously causes of gastroenteritis. Please see medical care. If you can, electrolyte drinks such as pedialyte in small sips can help with replenishing what you are losing. ...Read more
Yes and no: Blood clots are not uncommon during menstrual flow if you flow is heavier then usual. Diarrhea should not occur with your menstrual flow. Occasionally a condition called endometriosis can involve your bowel and give symptoms of diarrhea or constipation during your menstrual flow. Seek help from your gyn to establish if you have that diagnosis. Or if you just happened to get a GI infection. ...Read more
Common: Not normal, but it is common. If it persists, contact your doctor. ...Read more
I've barely eaten the last few days cause I've had no appetite. I went to the restroom and felt the need to poop but blood & diarrhea came out.
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