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Bloody stools post colectomy, should I be concerned?

Bloody stools post colectomy, should I be concerned?

You don't : Say how many days post colectomy. Usually after colon resection you may see some blood with the first 1-2 bm's but after that you should not see blood. If you are you need to call your surgeon promptly and be evaluated. This can be very serious if not dealt with propmtly. ...Read more

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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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I get blood in stool after drinking, why?

I get blood in stool after drinking, why?

Go see your doctor: Blood in the stool is often a serious problem and msut be investigated as the cause can be simple as hemorrhoids or something very serious like cancer of the rectum or large intestine. So do not ignore it. Alchol itself is unlikely to be a direct cause, yet it can cause gastritis or stomach ulcers which tend to bleed. So better find out what is wrong before you get into a swerious or lifethreaten. ...Read more

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Blood in stool after drinking last night?

Blood in stool after drinking last night?

Blood in stool: Blood in stool is abnormal and must be explained. If it's a tiny amount of bright red blood not mixed with stool,most likely hemorrhoids or an anal fissure caused it. If there is much blood mixed with stool more serious possibilities include diverticulosis, inflammatory bowel disease or a growth in the colon. For persistent, heavy bleeding evaluation in the hospital emergency room is needed. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have blood in stool after colonoscopy?

Is it normal to have blood in stool after colonoscopy?

Sometimes: During a colonoscopy, your surgeon or gastroenterologist may have taken biospies or removed polyps. These will occasionally bleed, and result in blood in your stools. If the bleeding is associated with significant abdominal pain and cramping, notify your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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I have some blood in stool after constipation?

I have some blood in stool after constipation?

See your doctor: Though this could be from irritation or hemorrhoids, other more serious conditions need to be evaluated. See you doctor soon. ...Read more

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Constant blood in stool after eating, what could be wrong?

Constant blood in stool after eating, what could be wrong?

See MD: If you are having constant blood in your stool you need an evaluation by a physician. That would include a history and physical examination. Possible lab work and likely a GI evaluation. May just be bad hemorrhoids or could be any number of other issues. Get evaluated. ...Read more

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I get blood in stool after use of aleve- when will it stop?

I get blood in stool after use of aleve- when will it stop?

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

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I'm having symptoms of blood in stool after using preparation h, why is that?

I'm having symptoms of blood in stool after using preparation h, why is that?

Irritating the fuse: Preperation H may be irritating the already inflammed blood vessels prone to bleed. Cortisone suppositories may help those calm down. An evaluation by your doctor if not done recently would be advisable for bleeding hemorrhoids uncontrolled by simple measures, to see if limited surgical options like banding etc may be more helpful. ...Read more

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Got blood in stool after going number 2 and i already had my period?

Blood in stool is: Not related to your periods. I always tell my pts not to take this lightly. You will need a physical exam to assess your hemorrhoids or look for other anorectal diseases. If you havent had a colonoscopy you will need that as well to look for any proximal source. Please follow up with a GI doctor. ...Read more

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What happens if you don't seek medical attention when you have blood in stool after using an enema? Why do you need to seek medical care?

What happens if you don't seek medical attention when you have blood in stool after using an enema? Why do you need to seek medical care?

See answer: If you have been constipated and have noted some blood in the stool, the most likely cause at your age is bleeding internal hemorrhoids. If you have persistent blood in the stools you do need to be checked to be sure nothing else is the cause. The following link will discuss the causes for blood in the stool and Rx: http://bit.ly/1KXooGn ...Read more

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What to do if I have blood in stool after taking a colon cleanser?

What to do if I have blood in stool after taking a colon cleanser?

Nothing for now: Blood in the stool is never "normal". However, colon cleansing can aggrevate hemorrhoids (swollen anal veins) and cause bleeding. Warm baths with epsom salts and a cream like anusol will help. However, if the bleeding persists, there may be a colon polyp or tumor that is bleeding. If so, please see a doctor for an exam. All the best, peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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Light blood in stool after passing hard stool now anus feels sore. Should I be worried?

Light blood in stool after passing hard stool now anus feels sore. Should I be worried?

Not yet: Likely anal fissure/ hemorrhoidal bleed due to constipation. Stay well hydrated, increase the amount of fruit and vegetables in your diet. If symptoms persist or get worse, abdominal pain, etc let your doc know. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my newborns constipation, frequent spit-up, refusal to eat and blood in stool after supository?

What could be the cause of my newborns constipation, frequent spit-up, refusal to eat and blood in stool after supository?

Need to see doctor.: There are numerous possible causes, but if your newborn is passing blood and refusing to eat, you need to take your baby to the doctor asap. ...Read more

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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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What does blood in stool signify?

Many causes: Blood in the stool can be caused by a variety of problems. You need to be seen by a health care professional. ...Read more

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What is the cause of blood in stool?

Get an examination: You need to get a medical check up to find the cause of the blood in your stool. The most common cause is hemorroids but the most serious reason could be cancer in the large bowel. Only a medical examination by your doctor can tell the difference between the two. So get a medical check up done soon. ...Read more

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What to do if I have blood in stool?

What to do if I have blood in stool?

Don't ignore it!!!: If it persists or has been prsent for a while and especially if there is no anal pain, you nee to see your doctor or a colorectal/gi doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Blood in stool and sometimes just blood?

Blood in stool and sometimes just blood?

See a GI: Blood in the stool(hematochezia) can be from various sources. Most common is hemorrhoids related or it can be from inflammation of the colon(colitis) and in pts above 50 yrs of age malignancy can be a cause. Medications particularly blood thinners can cause it too. See a GI to work up the above and in the meantime please avoid any nsaids like ibuprofen, tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe increase fiber in the diet. ...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. Raj Kapur
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Colectomy (Definition)

It can mean removal of part or complete colon with ...Read more