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My husband has been bleeding from his bowels. He also has low blood pressure, fatigue, and very tired?

My husband has been bleeding from his bowels. He also has low blood pressure, fatigue, and very tired?

Urgent eval: I agree with dr. Weisberger--your husband may have a serious problem and urgent evaluation by a doctor is important. Good luck. ...Read more

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Internal Bleeding (Definition)

Also known as an internal hemorrhage, internal bleeding refers to bleeding that occurs inside the body that is not seen from the outside. This happens when there is damage to an artery or vein from trauma, an injury to the spleen, a ruptured aneurysm, or erosion into an artery or vein from cancer or gastric ulcer. Internal bleeding is a medical emergency ...Read more


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What do you suggest if my husband has been bleeding from his bowels,he also has low blood pressure,fatige,very tired and he is pale w?

What do you suggest if my husband has been bleeding from his bowels,he also has low blood pressure,fatige,very tired and he is pale w?

Symptoms of bleeding: All these symptoms are due to the bleeding. That's dangerous and needs to be addressed immediately. ...Read more

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I just had a cyst removed and noticed bleeding with my bowels is this normal?

I just had a cyst removed and noticed bleeding with my bowels is this normal?

No: Blood in stools is abnormal and must be explained especially if you didn't have bowel or rectal surgery. If you did any bleeding should be light and not prolonged. Other causes of rectal bleeding are hemorrhoids, diverticulosis, growths, or inflammatory bowel disease. Your surgeon who knows your case is best to advise you. ...Read more

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Bright red rectal bleeding 2.5 years ago that lasted on and off 3 weeks with painful bowels. Have had no blood since.24 y/o. Do i need to see a dr?

Bright red rectal bleeding 2.5 years ago that lasted on and off 3 weeks with painful bowels. Have had no blood since.24 y/o. Do i need to see a dr?

Why the question now: Not sure why you chose to wait 2 1/2 years to ask this but the answer is likely that you suffered from hemorrhoids or an anal fissure- both of which are not life-threatening. Certainly if the symptoms recur then seek medical attention ...Read more

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Help please! is bleeding bowels a symptom of bowel cancer ?

Help please! is bleeding bowels a symptom of bowel cancer ?

Could be: Bleeding could be bright red or stools could be black, depending on site of bleeding. Rectal bleeding is abnormal. It should be investigated. At your age, colon cancer is unlikely unless you have ulcerative colitis or familial polyposis, but you should have it checked out, because there are other causes, some of them serious, that can cause rectal bleeding. ...Read more

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I have internal & external bleeding hemorrhoids & can't completely empty my bowels. I also have hypoglycemia. What OTC is safe to take?

I have internal & external bleeding hemorrhoids & can't completely empty my bowels. I also have hypoglycemia. What OTC is safe to take?

Please specify...: For what do you intend to use OTC? Please specify. Besides, we need to realize a 400-letter space will not suffice to address your concerns to the point. However, you need to take time & patience to learn/gain some insight on how handle sickness and life in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html & http://www.formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. ...Read more

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Bloating after I eat, can't empty bowels, cramping, occasional rectal bleeding what's wrong??

Bloating after I eat, can't empty bowels, cramping, occasional rectal bleeding what's wrong??

Colitis: These are symptoms of indigestion and colitis, to find the reason, you will need to see a gastroenterologist and have blood, stool, xrays, and possibly a CT or MRI of the abdomen ...Read more

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My son us bleeding from his rectum when he has a bowel movement. His bowels are kinda hard n big could it be causing that?? He said he wasn't hurt.

My son us bleeding from his rectum when he has a bowel movement. His bowels are kinda hard n big could it be causing that?? He said he wasn't hurt.

Yes: Kids with hard or bulky stools or some that push out too fast will cause a crack in the outlet. This deposits bright red blood on the outside of the BM. It tends to recur as long as the stool is hard/bulky. Going more often, or using a stool softener like miralax can help over time. I've never seen a kid with a hemorrhoid. ...Read more

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I was given mebeverine on max dose while testing is going on for IBDs told it would stop diarrhoea /slow bowels down, I have been going to toilet at least every hour, not quite diarrhoea but very soft! Feeling very ill, bleeding gums, tired, headaches and

I was given mebeverine on max dose while testing is going on for IBDs told it would stop diarrhoea /slow bowels down, I have been going to toilet at least every hour, not quite diarrhoea but very soft! Feeling very ill, bleeding gums, tired, headaches and

May need A&E (ER): Call your physician. If your dizzy or lightheaded on standing or feeling very ill you may be dehydrated and/or anemic +/- electrolyte imbalance. This can be dangerous. Go to the Emergency Room for evaluation. For information on IBD including some experimental treatments SEE: http://bit.ly/1CFvA8R and http://bit.ly/1JoiqDM ...Read more

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For a month now have had diarrhea, no painful bowel movements but feels the pressure of them. Loud constant noises from bowels. No bleeding.

For a month now have had diarrhea, no painful bowel movements but feels the pressure of them. Loud constant noises from bowels. No bleeding.

Diarrhea: Possibilities include intestinal infection, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulosis, gluten intolerance or lactose intolerance.Overactive thyroid is less likely. If you can't determine whether dietary causes are triggering the diarrhea, consult a gastroenterologist who will evaluate you and order the appropriate tests in order to diagnose and treat you. ...Read more

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What causes of bleeding from the bowel?

What causes of bleeding from the bowel?

Multiple reasons: Ulcers, av malformations, tumors, polyps, ischemic bowel, inflammatory bowel disease, portal hypertension, intususception and the list goes on and on. ...Read more

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What causes bleeding from the bowel at 60?

What causes bleeding from the bowel at 60?

Rectal bleeding: There are many possible causes: hemorrhoids, fissure, fistula, cancer, infection or inflammatory disease. It is best to schedule an appointment with your doctor. You will likely require a colonoscopy to evaluate further. Take care. ...Read more

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How do I differentiate bleeding from bowel or vaginal?

How do I differentiate bleeding from bowel or vaginal?

Tampon: If you put a tampon in the vagina, and there's blood on it, then you're bleeding from the vagina. Sometimes if you are wearing a pad, it is difficult to tell. Also, you could try using a wet wipe on the anus only and see if there is bleeding on the wipe. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why is it my anus is bleeding when i bowel? Its my first time.. Is it normal?

Why is it my anus is bleeding when i bowel? Its my first time.. Is it normal?

Rectal Bleeding: The most common cause of this is hemorrhoid, which are dilated small veins that occur after recurrent pressure from hard bowel movements or childbirth, for example. Anal fissures - little cuts in the anus - can also happen from the same process. If it increases in frequency/ duration/severity then you may need to check it out. Likely not a big deal, though. ...Read more

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Is bleeding from the butt a sign of bowel cancer?

Can be: It can be caused by variety of things- including cancer. Nobody knows for sure unless you go to see your doctor and have it checked. One thing is for sure, however, that you would need to have a trip to go to see your gastroenterologist for a GI work-up ( colonoscopy and +/- an endoscopy if warranted. ). ...Read more

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Is rectal bleeding just a symptom of problems with the bowel?

Is rectal bleeding just a symptom of problems with the bowel?

Often - yes: Often yes - possible causes include: fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, cancer, infections or inflammation. Get evaluated if more than a one time occurence. ...Read more

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What can cause small bowel inflammation, pain, and perhaps bleeding in children?

What can cause small bowel inflammation, pain, and perhaps bleeding in children?

Infectious & Inflamm: Both bacterial bowel infections, e.g., by shigella, salmonella, campylobacter , and yersinia And Inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn's disease can produce the symptoms described. ...Read more

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If I am bleeding internally would I throw it up or would I pass it in,a bowel or urine,? Or can I have bleeding and,not know?

If I am bleeding internally would I throw it up or would I pass it in,a bowel or urine,? Or can I have bleeding and,not know?

Depends...: Internal bleeding can come from many things: trauma (as in auto accident or injury), rupture of tubal pregnancy, etc. Usually, significant internal bleeding will cause the bowel to "shut down." Nausea, vomiting, lack of appetite, abdominal bloating and tenderness would be common symptoms. It is possible to have a small amount of bleeding and NOT know it. Check with your doctor. LGromko MD ...Read more

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Would bleeding associated with bowel cancer or small cancer get worse over time?

Would bleeding associated with bowel cancer or small cancer get worse over time?

Sometimes: Sometimes bowel cancers bleed, but not always, and they may or may not get worse. If you are concerned please see your oncologist or gastroenterologist to discuss. ...Read more

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Heavy bleeding only during bowel after masturbation.urgent. past 3 days. Female.18 years?

Vaginal bleeding: Masturbation depending upon what was involved could cause vaginal bleeding from local induced trauma. You should seek physician evaluation for a pelvic examination of your vagina. Untreated you could end up with infection, fertility complications and worsening bleeding. If there is trauma it can be treated or if mild can heal on its own but vaginal evaluation is necessary.Seek physician evaluation ...Read more

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X rayshowed impacted bowel. Have had off and on rectal bleeding then sudden diarrhea what could cause this?

Constipation: Colon impaction from chronic constipation can cause all types of abdominal bloating & discomfort. Straining to have hard bm will cause pain & rectal bleeding. Diarrhea can be an attempt at the body trying to eliminate the excess bowel waste. Drink more liquids, eat more fiber, try MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) laxative. See a doctor for an exam & discussion of treatment options. ...Read more

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Been having bowel bleeding& now it's a little gone-it's March now&period didn't come in February. Possible reason?

Been having bowel bleeding& now it's a little gone-it's March now&period didn't come in February. Possible reason?

BRBPR: BRBPR= Bright red blood per rectum. Top causes are hemorrhoids and anal fissures. You need a full exam and rectal exam to make diagnosis. Lab work may be needed to Check for anemIa. If you still have symptoms stool cultures and a colonoscopy may be warranted . In the meantime stay well hydrated 64-80 oz water/dy. And gluten free with high fiber gutbliss.com ...Read more

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Painful and black bowel movment, swelled abdomen, vaginal pain and bleeding, twisting pain in abdomen top and bottom, left and right side, nasuea?

Painful and black bowel movment, swelled abdomen, vaginal pain and bleeding, twisting pain in abdomen top and bottom, left and right side, nasuea?

BerlyC asked: Painful and black bowel movement: Having black stools means bleeding is higher up in the bowel or stomach .Along with severe abdominal pain , +swollen belly , might have a small bowel obstruction. which is SERIOUS Vaginal bleeding and pain could be multiple causes. You could possibly be pregnant + having an Ectopic (tubal) pregnancy SERIOUS I would definitely see a doctor or go to the ER ASAP to prevent shock or more bleeding. ...Read more

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Profuse rectal bleeding (drips during bowel movent) pain lasts through the night keeps me awake. Scheduled for a scope in a week. Should i go sooner?

Yes!!!: I would call your doc tonight and be seen asap. Depending on how long you have been bleeding you maybe a pint or 2 low. Walk-in on your doc tomorrow morning. ...Read more

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Female- bleeding during bowel movement?

Female- bleeding during bowel movement?

Pain vs no pain? : Bleeding with bm and if associated with much pain, likely anal fissure and/or external hemorrhoids. Internal hemorrhoid usually does not hurt and blood is often found coating the stool rather than mixing with it. Better safe than sorry, check with your doc to see what you have. External hemorrhoids and fissures r pain in the _ _ _ but not dangerous, and can be treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Subsequent to bowel movement bleeding, what to do?

Subsequent to bowel movement bleeding, what to do?

If this is occuring: More than once (like drops of blood on tissue paper) then recommend medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Why does a large hard bowel movement cause bleeding?

Hemorrhoid/fissure: As the stool passes through the rectum and the anus, it can irritate internal hemorrhoids if they are present, or create a 'cut' in the lining of the anus, called a fissure. Both can bleed, and be precipitated by passage of a large hard stool. ...Read more

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Why is my butt bleeding after I have a bowel movement?

Why is my butt bleeding after I have a bowel movement?

Not sure.: Reasons for blood in stools can include hemorrhoids, fistulas, fissures, cancer, infection and inflammatory conditions. Recommend evaluation. ...Read more

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Bleeding after a bowel movement. Is this a sign of something?

Possibly: Rectal bleeding has a number of possible causes. Some are quite benign but others can be very serious. Possible causes include hemorrhoids, fissures, fistula, inflammation or infection of colon or cancer. Best to have an eval its more than a one time occurence. ...Read more

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What if have dark bowel color --is it gastrointestinal bleeding?

What if have dark bowel color --is it gastrointestinal bleeding?

Maybe: Digested blood from the upper GI tract is usually black, marroon and or tarry/loose in consistency. If you think you may be having GI blood loss you should always see your doctor for evaluation. There are simple tests which can be done on stool to evaluate for the presence of blood. Anytime you have copious amounts of black tarry stool or bright blood in stool seek immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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