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Blood In Excrement
Possible: Could be viral, bacterial, or parasitic "bug." could be other causes. Bleeding rectally is never normal. Make an appt. With your dr., or a GI dr. Would be best, to get evaluated and properly diagnosed. Good luck. ...Read more
My five year old daughter has had problems with her bowel movement. After giving her several laxitives like prunes and milk of magnesia she has increased bowel movement. A lot of bowel movement and a little bit of blood was in the excrement. Should i ta
Occasionally, : Occasionally, the passing of a large, hard stool can cause a small tear in the anus. You may see a small amount of blood on the outside of the stool from the tear. The best way to treat this is to continue using stool softeners for the next week to avoid another hard stool re-tearing the area while it heals. Sitz baths and good hygiene are also very helpful. You should give her doctor a call also, to discuss her constipation and create a prevention plan to avoid this problem in the future. Reasons to go to the er would be: - continued bleeding - profuse bleeding - severe abdominal pain - high fever - if the child is acting very ill. ...Read more
Multiple causes: There are multiple reasons to have blood in your stool. It could be from something simple like hemorrhoids or an anal fissure. Colitis, which is inflammation of the colon, can cause rectal bleeding, as can colon polyps or colon cancer, to name just a few. Blood in the stool can be very serious and should prompt a visit to your doctor so they can determine if further evaluation is needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many causes: Fresh blood indicates lower GI bleed (i.e. hemorrhoids, fissures, diverticulosis). One of the concerning causes is a mass in colon. It can be noncancerous or cancerous. It is the scraping of feces against a highly vascularized mass that can cause you to have small amount of blood in stool. In all cases, have it looked at by a doctor. Blood loss can lead to iron deficiency anemia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Blood in your stool can come from inflammation in your intestines or stomach, hemorrhoids, or even cancer. I recommend you see your doctor for an exam & possible testing. In the meantime, make sure you are drinking at least 5 cups of water a day and have at least 30 grams of fiber daily. You can get this with a fiber supplement or from fruits, vegetables, legumes and fiber enriched foods. ...Read more
Usually hemorrhoids: Blood in the stool is often caused by hemorrhoids or anal fissures, but can also come from colon polyps or tumors, proctitis, colitis, vascular malformations, or diverticulosis. It is important to have the ano-rectal area examined by a physician instead of making one's own diagnosis. You can try otc-hemorrhoid preparations while waiting for your doctor appointment. ...Read more
Blood in stool: Benign causes would be an anal fissure or hemhorroid. More serious causes would be inflammatory bowel disease ( Crohn's, ulcerative colitis), diverticulosis, intestinal polyps , intestinal cancer, bleeding peptic ulcer, esophageal or gastric cancer. Always get this symptom evaluated by your doctor! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
23..had dark slimy areas in stool which looked like blood from far but on closer look it ws brownish jelly stuff. hppnd bfore n went away next day. ?
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