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Alcoholism And Blood In Stool
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
Passing out, dying.: "Passing blood" in stool or alone is always dangerous and means something is seriously wrong. You should go to a hospital, quickly, and have someone with you. If you are drinking alcohol, you have to stop now as this could kill you. Sorry to be so frank, but you are young and you are in danger. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Colitis from low blood flow with ulcers, elev Herat rate blood in stool and dark urine. Is this still IBS?
Probably, UC or ER: Colitis untreated can lead to many complications, including colon cancer. I am hoping a colonoscopy with biopsy has already been done. However, there is no rule that there cannot be more than one process going on, although less likely. There could be viral hepatitis causing dark urine or acute nephritic syndrome with tea-colored urine. The pancreatitis and weight loss is scary in someone so young. ...Read more
Possible: This is not a home diagnosis. There are too many possibly serious illness which may present like this and you should be seen by a physician quickly. ...Read more
See doctor: Any blood in bowel movements (especially mixed in) is abnormal and needs to be evaluated by a doctor and likely a gastroenterology doctor with a colonoscopy exam (scope up through the rectum). Different causes could be inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, infection, or blood vessel disorders. See your doctor. ...Read more
See below: The most common causes of blood in the stool are hemorrhoids and an anal fissure (tear in anus). Other causes include cancer, poyps, diverticulosis, angioectasia and colitis. Anyone with blood in their stool should discuss this with their doctor as further evaluation is necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get checked: Blood always needs an explanation, but is also common to many benign problems, like hemorrhoids, anal fissures and overall irritated lower GI tract for many possible reasons. However, it is also probably the most reliable sign of serious problems, cancer being one of them, so go and get checked! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not normal, get help: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.G rectal trauma), but evaluation is always appropriate. A rule of thumb (but not absolute): black stool means bleeding comes from upper GI tract; grape jelly stool from small bowel; silver stool from biliary tree; burgundy stool from right colon; red blood from left colon to anus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually occult...: It is usually not "red"-ily visible until late in the disease. Then it can be dark or bright, depending on rate of loss and location of leakage, as tends to darken with more time in GI tract. Also may be associated with narrowed caliber of stool. If concerned, see dr for fecal blood testing & if positive, referral for colonoscopy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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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