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Dr. K. Mujib Haque
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Gastrointestinal Bleeding (Definition)

A long tube runs from the mouth to the anus. It includes, in order, the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, ileus), caecum, the ascending, transverse, descending, and sigmoid colon (or large intestine) and the rectum. The space inside that tube, the lumen, is considered to be outside of the body. When we bleed into that space ...Read more


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Bright red corn & seeds in stool. Llq&luq pain. Went to GI Dr & was told not to worry. Now having lots of bright red blood on stool. Clnospy 8mos ago OK?

Bright red corn & seeds in stool. Llq&luq pain. Went to GI Dr & was told not to worry. Now having lots of bright red blood on stool. Clnospy 8mos ago OK?

Watch what you eat: If colonoscopy is ok that will rule out cancer on the colon. You still have possible fissure. Keep your bowel soft and avoid food with nutts or seeds ...Read more

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Should I go to the emergency room when I see a lot of bright red blood in my stool?

Should I go to the emergency room when I see a lot of bright red blood in my stool?

Hemorrhoid common.: Without a hemorrhoid, yes. Usually bright red blood is from the rectum or anus. It is probably a hemorrhoid and needs anoscopy to see it. Amount of bleeding in toilet is diff to judge. If the bleeding stops and you do not take aspirin or ibuprofen or other NSAIDs like naproxen, and you don't feel dizzy or lightheaded, you could wait until the morning to see a GI specialist or your dr ...Read more

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I have a lot of bright red blood mixed in with stool, should I go see a doctor?

I have a lot of bright red blood mixed in with stool, should I go see a doctor?

Quick answer, yes.: I always say that we generally like it when blood stays in the body, so any thought that blood is leaving your body should be investigated. That being said, when there's bright red blood in the stool it could be something as simple as a hemorrhoid or anal fissure. But we wouldn't know unless you're examined, so seeing a doctor in person would be your best course of action. ...Read more

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What causes bright red blood in stool?

What causes bright red blood in stool?

Bleeding: Not much else besides bleeding. If bright red blood, you need to see your doctor. Most likely cause is hemorrhoids. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What to do if bright red blood in stool?

What to do if bright red blood in stool?

Not normal-see MD: Please see your physician within 1-2 weeks if you have blood in stool.
You need further evaluation. ...Read more

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What can have happen if there is bright red blood in stool almost everyday?

Coulld be: Anything from hemorrhoids to proctitis, colitis or polyps or tumors. It is not normal and needs to be thoroughly and quickly evaluated and diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Is bright red blood in stool or in toilet always dangerous? It's been going on 3+ months everytime I have bm, no insurance and unsure if its er

Is bright red blood in stool or in toilet always dangerous? It's been going on 3+ months everytime I have bm, no insurance and unsure if its er

No amount of bleed: Ing should be considered normal especially if it persists for 3 months. You need to be seen and examined. Most often due to hemorrhoids or a fissure but more serious problems can also be causing the same symptoms. Find someway to be seen by a primary care doctor or a colon and rectal surgeon. Borrow the money or work out a payment plan but get evaluated. ...Read more

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Can an ulcer cause bright red blood in stool?

Can an ulcer cause bright red blood in stool?

Yes, not common: Ulcers of stomach or duodenum causing bright red rectal bleeding are major bleeds. Patients are shocky. Most brb per rectum is from anal, rectal, left colon sources. ...Read more

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Bright red blood in stool? Should I get tested for cancer?

Start with your: Family doctor. They can check for common cause, organize further w/u after a digital/finger exam. The pcp can then send you for further tests. ...Read more

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Do you know if acute pancreatitis can cause bright red blood in stool?

Do you know if acute pancreatitis can cause bright red blood in stool?

No: Pancreatitis should not cause bright red in stool. Very rarely the pancreas can bleed into the intestine (hemobilia), but this is usually secondary to a pancreatic tumor or trauma to the pancreas. ...Read more

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Can it be possible that acute pancreatitis can cause bright red blood in stool?

Can it be possible that acute pancreatitis can cause bright red blood in stool?

No: Two forms of bleeding appear in the stool. Dark black stool arises from Hgb that is broken down by acid from bleeing high in the GI tract. Bright red bleeding occurs from bleeding in the lower colonic system above or just at the rectum. Bleeding does not arise from pancreatic inflammation or cancer. Hemorrhagic pancreatitis is broken down tissue pouring into the peritoneal cavity and not bowel ...Read more

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Clear gel-like secretion (mucus?) with bright red blood in stool. Should I be worried?

Clear gel-like secretion (mucus?) with bright red blood in stool. Should I be worried?

Bleeding: Blood in stool is never normal. It could be just bleeding from hemorrhoids, chronic inflammatory bowel disease, infection etc but it also could be caused by more serious condition like cancer. You should go to see a GI and get yourself checked. ...Read more

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I've felt "something" under skin along right innerbutt cheek approx 2inches long and quite narrow for 2-3 weeks. Now I have bright red blood in stool.

I've felt "something" under skin along right innerbutt cheek approx 2inches long and quite narrow for 2-3 weeks. Now I have bright red blood in stool.

Medical Examination: You need to have a doctor check and examine you. That is the only way to find out if it is something benign (like hemorrhoids) or it can even be cancerous. Only a doctor's examination can help you to sort it out. Do not ignore or delay this examination....it can be something serious and prove dangerous to your life. ...Read more

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Bright red blood in stool. Not on toilet paper. No other symptoms and haven't ate anything red recently. 16 yo female. Cause for concern?

Bright red blood in stool. Not on toilet paper. No other symptoms and haven't ate anything red recently. 16 yo female. Cause for concern?

Bloody stools: Blood in stool is always problematic. While it is often an anal fissure, hemorrhoid or polyp in the intestines, you need to see a physician to determine what is causing intestinal bleeding. It can also be a sign of cancer or inflammatory bowel disease. You need an urgent physical exam by a physician to find the source of the bleeding. ...Read more

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Could bright red blood in stool be sign of cancer? I do have history of hemmroids

Could bright red blood in stool be sign of cancer? I do have history of hemmroids

Could be.: But not likely at your age unless you have first degree relatives with colon cancer. If the blood is bright red and at the end of the stool or only coating the stool (vice incorporated into the stool) this is likely due to hemorrhoid.

Dark red blood, sticky blood or blood in the stool are some reasons to have further evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause on and off belly pains that has lasted a few months and bright red blood in stool on and off in a child?

Anal fissure/polyp: Anal fissure from constipation is most likely the cause and treated easily. Occasionally a child may have a juvenile polyp and it bleeds as it is trying to fall off. Would treat constipation first and if still occurs, see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Bloody Or Red Colored Stools (Definition)

Blood in the stool of babies is always a concern and should be investigated. Some of the causes include food allergies, infection of the bowels (bacterial gastroenteritis), anal fissure, and rarely, intussusception. ...Read more


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