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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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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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Passing blood in stool?

Passing blood in stool?

Not normal. d/w MD: Passing blood in stool is always abnormal and needs to be discussed with your doctor and needs further evaluation. It may be caused by many factors such as hemorrhoidal bleeding, cracking on anal canal ( anal fissures), infection/inflammation on intestines or stomach, ulcers, rupture of blood vessels, growth, cancer, etc. Discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more

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Seen blood in stool and urine?

Get checked: Not much here to go with, but you need to get checked out. ...Read more

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Will listeria show blood in stool?

Doubt it: Listeria causes serious infections. Only your doctor can diagnose it and guide you further. If you are well, you do not have listeria. ...Read more

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What causes mucus and blood in stool in toddler?

What causes mucus and blood in stool in toddler?

Multiple: Many times if the child is constipated there will be a bit of blood from an anal fissure ( cut) . Sometimes it may mean some viral infection. Sometimes it may mean a food intolerance/allergy. Please see your pediatrician, and bring a stool sample. ...Read more

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Blood in feces in a toddler?

Blood in feces in a toddler?

Needs evaluation: Blood in stool, regardless of age of the sufferer, is never normal. As such, and although the cause in your toddler is likely easily explained (e.g. Anal fissure), it must be evaluated so serious pathology is not missed or diagnosis delayed. ...Read more

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Blood is cuming in my stools?

Blood is cuming in my stools?

Get it checked!: For someone your age, hemorrhoids are probably to blame, but something more serious could be to blame. I'd discuss with a primary care provider first... ...Read more

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Is bright blood in the stool normal for hemmoroids?

Is bright blood in the stool normal for hemmoroids?

Yes: Rectal bleeding aways need evaluation cause due to other causes , besides hemorrhoids,;;if you are not seen your doctor recently you must see ...Read more

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Blood in stool and sometimes just blood?

Blood in stool and sometimes just blood?

Agree wi Dr. Borade: Please seek medical assessment. Possible causes of blood in stool include: fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, cancer, ulcers, infections, inflammation, Diverticular disease & Angiodysplasia . ...Read more

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What causes blood in stool? (bowl movement)(

What causes blood in stool? (bowl movement)(

Blood in stool?: Many things i, e colon cancer , polyps, hemorrhoid . If u have not done a recent colonoscopy , my advise " do colonoscopy". Good luck. ...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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Why there is blood in stool (drops after pooping)?

Why there is blood in stool (drops after pooping)?

Hemorrhoids: Although hemorrhoids is the most common, many other more serious causes exist. You don't mention your age or sex. Could be colitis, anal fissure, colon tumor among other things. Remember: no amount of rectal bleeding is normal or should be ignored. See your doctor and possibly a colorectal surgeon for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Will watermelon look like blood clots in stool?

Will watermelon look like blood clots in stool?

No: watermelon gets digested completely before it comes out in stool. blood clots in stool are more velvety -smooth -glistening and have a typical blood odor. ...Read more

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Blood in stool and tummy cramps indicate what?

Blood in stool and tummy cramps indicate what?

Too many: Possibilities to go into here but you need to be seen promptly by your doctor or a gi/colorectal surgeon. Sounds like a colonoscopy may be indicated to determine the cause. Could be inflammatory bowel disease, colitis, diverticular disease, polyps or tumor, benign or malignant. Don't delay! ...Read more

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12 weeks infant with mucous blood tinged stool?

12 weeks infant with mucous blood tinged stool?

Blood in stool: If your baby has not been checked by your pediatrician, please do so asap. If formula-fed, the most common cause is cow's milk allergy (regular formulas are cow-milk-based). Another cause could be bacterial infection. Some constipated babies can develop anal fissures. ...Read more

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Stool with blood under 2 year old baby?

See ur doctor: The most common cause is hard stools causing a small tear in the anus. If he had a hard stool when u found the blood this is probably the cause. If not, or if it is actually loose, then call your doctor. If associated with fever or abdominal pain/fussiness then it is urgent you see your doc or go to er. ...Read more

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What do I do if my baby has blood in his stool?

What do I do if my baby has blood in his stool?

Anus has fissures?: In a healthy young baby, anal fissures (little cracks in the skin of the anus) can happen after a forceful pooping (poop need not be firm), or after passing a firm poop. When a fissure happens, there may be streaks or spots of blood on the poop. Because young babies poop often, a fissure may take a while to heal up. The parent should talk with a doctor if blood is seen on the poop day after day. ...Read more

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When is nec usually diagnosed, should I be worried if my baby is constantly fussy and has blood in his stools?

When is nec usually diagnosed, should I be worried if my baby is constantly fussy and has blood in his stools?

Early: Nec is mostly common in premature infants who are hospitalized in a intensive care nursery. Infants rarely get nec at home. The most common cause for bloody stools in a child at home would be a milk protein allergy and may respond to a change in formula. Always consult with your pediatrician first. ...Read more

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What to do to soften baby's stool, she goes to the bathroom but is hard n painful sometimes with strike of blood?

What to do to soften baby's stool, she goes to the bathroom but is hard n painful sometimes with strike of blood?

Depends on situation: Young infants often respond to the natural softeners in full strength apple or prune juice, 1-2 oz offered 1-2x daily, but this takes 2-3 days to work & often needs to be continued daily. Older kids need too avoid applesause, rice cereal & bananas that tend to firm stools in any amount extra fluids help as does the above juices.Occasionally I use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) in infants as a gentil wetting agent. ...Read more

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Why does my baby have blood in his stool?

Why does my baby have blood in his stool?

Don't know.: Your pediatrician would be the right person to explore the cause. ...Read more

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My 1 year old baby has some mucus and blood in her stool. What can this be?

My 1 year old baby has some mucus and blood in her stool.  What can this be?

RECTAL BLEEDING: Rectal bleeding among the very young can be anal fissure, polyp, meckels diverticulum or infectious colitis. If persistent, get a GI spicialist. There are other causes not mentioned depending on examination. ...Read more

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My baby is 3 weeks old and we've noticed some blood in his stools. We feed him enfamil and recently switched from walmart brand. Is this the cause?

My baby is 3 weeks old and we've noticed some blood in his stools. We feed him enfamil and recently switched from walmart brand. Is this the cause?

Milk Allergy: Blood in the stool for a very young baby who otherwise seems well, could be a sign of cow milk protein allergy. If the baby is growing well, seems healthy, and not too fussy, you might watch for a few days. If the baby is fussy, gassy, not sleeping well, i would suggest trying an allergy formula such as nutamagen or alimentum. Both are quite expensive, but are covered by wic. ...Read more

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My baby had an umbilical cord that bled. When she was 6mon had blood in her stools that eventually went away. Now 17mon. Possible undiagnosed cond.?

My baby had an umbilical cord that bled. When she was 6mon had blood in her stools that eventually went away. Now 17mon. Possible undiagnosed cond.?

Unrelated: There is no structure shared by the intestines and the belly button.These are two common events and their appearance doesn't mean anything too scary. ...Read more

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My child 5 years old had blood on her stool , she has problem of constipation is it something to worry about?

My child 5 years old had blood on her stool , she has problem of constipation is it  something to worry about?

Yes: Blood on the stool and chronic constipation is always something to worry about, but not anything to panic about. The blood is likely due to either a small hemorrhoid or a fissure that tore and has caused some minor bleeding with the passing of stool. You need to be much more aggressive with treatment of her constipation. Much more fiber in diet, increase water intake and consider med like Miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read more

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What causes blood in newborn stool as well as baby hardly drinking milk 1ounce to be exact?

What causes blood in newborn stool as well as baby hardly drinking milk 1ounce to be exact?

Contact your Dr.: This is urgent- blood in stool needs immediate eval - especially in a baby. - there are other important questions to be asked such as age of baby- any birth complications, maturity-etc but it wont change your need to take baby in - so please make an appoint to be seen today if you have not already. Good luck. ...Read more