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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

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


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What can it mean if you have blood in stool?

What can it mean if you have blood in stool?

Hemorrhoid/fissure: At your age, without a family history of polyposis or colon cancer, it probably means either a hemorrhoid or an anal fissure from constipation if it is bright red. If it is not bright red, the bleeding could be from further up in the GI tract. Please see your physician to find out. ...Read more

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What drug should be use to treat blood in the stool?

What drug should be use to treat blood in the stool?

Need diagnosis: If there is blood in the stool, a diagnosis must be made as to the nature of what is causing the bleeding, at that point, a directed therapy can target the problem. At the very least, medications that target acid in the stomach are a part of therapy. If the blood is visible, in the toilet, perhaps it is hemorrhoids but that should be evaluated also. ...Read more

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I went to my dr for blood in stool on and off when i push to hard I have to go to a GI dr no pain what could it be and how do they treat it i'm worred?

I went to my dr for blood in stool on and off when i push to hard I have to go to a GI dr no pain what could it be and how do they treat it i'm worred?

This is likely: Something not serious like hemmoroids or an anal fissure (crack in skin ) . Not all hemmoroids are painful. It's important u see a GI doctor because they need to evaluate you. Depending, they might do a mini-scope (sigmoidoscopy) and it's an in office procedure . Nothing to worry about though just wanted to give u some details . Take care. ...Read more

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I saw blood in stool right after anal sex, blood treated but still i can't just hold stool and its been 6 months , also having canker sores , help me!

I saw blood in stool right after anal sex, blood treated but still i can't just hold stool and its been 6 months , also having canker sores , help me!

Time to get checked: Aphthous stomatitis involving the common canker sore can occur in up to 15% of americans, and may involve some bacteria like staph epidermidis. However, similar-appearing aphthous ulcers can be seen with herpes, crohn's disease, and other systemic disorders, you are appropriately concerned about your health--please consult a local physician for evaluation ; targeted treatment, as needed. ...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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Ulceritive colitis blood in stool for months now. What is the best treatment?

Ulceritive colitis blood in stool for months now. What is the best treatment?

You need to get: To a specialist right away. It sounds like you are having an acute flare up. This can result in a life-threatening emergency. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain and blood in stool for few days I am getting abdominal pain and yesterday i got bright red blood in stool. What could be the cause?How to cure this?

Abdominal pain and blood in stool for few days I am getting abdominal pain and yesterday i got bright red blood in stool.
What could be the cause?How to cure this?

Hello. : Hello. Change in bowel habitus should be medically evaluated. The cause of the pain and bleeding will need to be determined before a treatment recommendation can be made. ...Read more

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Occasional blood in stool and ocassional pain in bowel movements. How do I prevent this?

Occasional blood in stool and ocassional pain in bowel movements. How do I prevent this?

See your doctor: There are several causes for ano-rectal pain with defecation including anal fissure, hemorrhoids, proctalgia and proctitis to name a few. All of these might be associated with rectal bleeding. More serious causes of rectal bleeding include cancer and warrants evaluation with colonoscopy to be ruled out. Don't delay in seeing your doctor. ...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


Dr. Philip Ewing
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Bloody Stool (Definition)

Blood in the stool during infancy can be caused by a variety of problems, such as swallowed maternal blood during childbirth, or problems ...Read more