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Blood in stool?

Blood in stool?

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 more

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Dr. Kevin Passer
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Alcoholism (Definition)

Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder, is an addiction characterized by increased cravings, consumption, and failed efforts to limit intake of alcohol. As the disease progresses, alcoholics develop increased tolerance and have withdrawal symptoms when they try to stop drinking. They continue to increase the amounts and frequency of alcohol consumption despite exposure to harmful situations, failure to perform daily obligations, and difficulty maintaining relationships. The denial, or inability of the alcoholic to see or admit that their drinking is causing havoc in their lives often makes treatment difficult without the ...Read more


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Blood in stool?

Blood in stool?

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 more

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Blood in stool?

Blood in stool?

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 more

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What is blood in stool?

What is blood in stool?

Many answers: There are many causes of blood in the stool. Some like rectal fissure or hemorrhoids are uncomfortable but are generally benign. Others like cancer or inflammatory bowel disease generally carry a more serious prognosis. Either way, if you have blood when you have a bowel movement (bm), you should see a doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes blood in stool?

What causes blood in stool?

A lot of things: Many things can cause blood in the stool (i presume you talk about bright red blood and not black tarry stools) including simple things like hemorrhoids or fissures or more serious things like colitis, polyps, or even cancer. Any blood in the stool should be evaluated. Visit your family doc and he/she will likely send you to a gastroenterologist. Best to you. ...Read more

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What causes blood in stool?

What causes blood in stool?

Hemorrhoids: Usually but can be many other things including infection, inflammatory bowel disease and tumors, both benign and malignant. See a colorectal surgeon sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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Why would I have blood in stool?

Many reasons: Potentially but most common is hemorrhoids, fissures, fistula but less frequently infection or colitis/proctitis, polyps, tumors. No amount of bleeding is normal regardless of the cause. See a colorectal surgeon promptly to identify and treat the cause before more serious problems develop. ...Read more

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Why would there be blood in stool ?

Why would there be blood in stool ?

Many possibilities: Broadly, bright red blood in stool comes from bleeding low in the GI tract (large intestine or rectum), or sometimes from rapid upper GI bleeding. Common causes include hemorrhoids and diverticulosis, with inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer, and gastric ulcers being less common but more dangerous. Blood in stool should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Do STDs cause blood in stool?

Do STDs cause blood in stool?

Yes: There are several stds that can cause proctitis (anal/rectal inflammation with pain, bleeding and discharge), especially after anal sex. These include gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes and syphilis. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cyst cause blood in stool?

No: There is no communication between the reproductive system or the GI system unless you have concurrent inflammatory bowel disease with abnormal fistulization. ...Read more

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


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