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Blood In Stool
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
Is it normal to have blood in stool after having sex for the first time and after using the morning after pill?
Bloody stool: Yes you could have blood in the stool because ot the morning after pill or from a perforated hymen ...Read more
Child has juvenile arthritis and now gets a lot of stomach pains and on and off bright red blood in stool and on toilet paper what can cause this?
When you stop: Using aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen and other nsaid's. In either case you need to see a GI doctor for proper evaluation and diagnosis and treatment. This could be something serious that is occult and only aggravate by the aleve (naproxen). Catching something bad early is your best shot at having a good prognosis. ...Read more
If 8 months colonoscopy was done and a CT scan 2 months ago and all clear, what could be the cause of blood in stool? Could cancer redevelop in 2 months
Unlikely: In a female of your young age colon cancer would very unlikely unless there are genetic causes the colonoscopy is more sensitive than a ct scan in finding early polyps and cancer polyps can be missed by the doctor if the procedure is not thorough or done by an experienced operator common causes of blood if on surface of stool or in the bowl are hemorrhoids or anal causes. ...Read more
Get checked please: Blood in stool, regardless of age of the sufferer, is never normal. As such, and although the cause is likely easily explained (e.g. Hemorrhoids, anal fissure), it must be evaluated so serious pathology is not missed or diagnosis delayed. ...Read more
Passing out, dying.: "Passing blood" in stool or alone is always dangerous and means something is seriously wrong. You should go to a hospital, quickly, and have someone with you. If you are drinking alcohol, you have to stop now as this could kill you. Sorry to be so frank, but you are young and you are in danger. Good luck! ...Read more
NO!!!!!!!: No amount of bleeding is normal. Get it checked properly by a qualified physician immediately! ...Read more
Is it possible for bloods in stool to look like just odourless small macroscopic solid particles?
Not usually: Can be frank bloody, or occult and only found in testing ...Read more
Reason/prognosis for blood on stool and in bowl for approximately 5 months with varying amounts of blood from a little to a lot?
See GI/CRS: You need to see a GI specialist or colorectal surgeon. There are a multitude of causes, from benign or malignant tumors to benign anorectal disease, such as hemorrhoids, fissures, or fistulas. Regardless of your age, persistent bloody stools need to be investigated. So, ask your primary care provider to assist you in obtaining a referral. Good luck. ...Read more
Have blood in and streaks of blood on stool off and on for about 1year. Color of stool often changes to a very yellowish color and appears squished.?
Should be checked!: Blood in stools can be simple issues such as fissures or hemorrhoids, but can also be related to more serious issues such as diverticulitis or even cancer. See your doctor asap. If you haven't had a colonoscopy, you should have this done. Don't worry, it's not as bad as your friends might tell you, and the preps are easier than years ago! Trust me, with sedation it is very straightforward! ...Read more
I tend to pass a little blood with stool in the morning. How serious could this be? This has happened on and off for years (infrequently)
Probably not: Generally, small amounts of blood with stool occurring occasionally for years in a 25 year old person is likely from internal hemorrhoids that are bleeding, more so if it occurs mainly with constipation and the blood appears mainly in the water or on the toilet paper and not covering the stool. If there has been a change in your bowel habits or the amount of bleeding see your physician. ...Read more
5yr son passing blood with stool but not with every stool its like if he doesn't pass blood for 3 days then passes blood its on&off it's since 1 month?
Blood in stool: Blood in the stool is called hematochezia, and there are several causes for this. Small amounts of bright red blood in the stool is commonly caused by damage to the blood vessels lining the rectum from constipation or other trauma. Rectal bleeding associated with large amounts of blood, weight loss, fever, vomiting, weakness, etc. Is cause for concern and should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
Blood stool: It is never normal to have blood in the stool. ...Read more
False hematochezia: Certain foods can color your stool red and can mimic hematochezia (bright red blood in the stool):red gelatin or jello, popsicles, or kool-aid, tomato juice or soup, and large amounts beets. If the red stool persists after avoiding the culprit food item for a few days, it is wise to report this to your doctor for further work-up. ...Read more
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