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Blood In Stool And Pain And Kidney
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
Small amount of blood in stool, burgundy in color, lower back plan. Should I go to ER or ok to wait until morning.
See below: Several things can. You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
Something stinky!: These are 2 common independent issues people seek evaluation. This could be coincidental or the back pain is leading to constipation or vice versa &there is now bleeding from a hemmoroid. This could also be something happening within your GI tract causing both the back pain & blood or even due to taking anti inflammatory medication for your back pain which could be a reason for blood. See md. ...Read more
Go see your doctor: Any time there is blood in the stool, you need to address it. It may be a minor issue such as hemorrhoids, or it could be much more serious (too many things it could be) but it is a medical red flag. ...Read more
Go see your doctor: Blood in the stool is a "red flag" condition and reason to see your doctor. It may be minor or major. The association of other conditions may mean one or multiple conditions. Looking for one diagnosis may not be realistic because medical theory no longer uses occam's razor, the belief that one diagnosis is usually the best answer to a bunch of symptoms. ...Read more
30 year old male has lower extreme right side abdominal and lower back pain suddenly followed by blood in stool. What could cause this?
See a doctor:
There are a several things that can give these symptoms. The best thing to do is to seek immediate attention with a physician.
I would urge him to go to the nearest emergency department for further evaluation. ...Read more
Hello, I am having sharp lower back pain that comes and goes and brings me to tears, blood in stool and dizziness, plus I'm tiered all day and bloated?
Need more data: You seem to be in terrible discomfort. I hope you'll feel better soon, n'est ce pas? But can you supply more information? Back pains as you describe with blood in the stool could be a diverticular issue. The bleeding could be unrelated & perhaps you've osteoarthritis of the lower back with pinched nerves? Visit me at: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-saghafi to give more information or make an appointment. ...Read more
Need to examine:
Any abnormal bleeding needs to be evaluated and that can only be done in person. You may have just hemorrhoids but even that can cause anemia. Please consult your doctor.
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You need: To see a GI doctor or colorectal surgeon, sooner rather than later before it becomes a life threatening emergency! This does not seem like something you should wait on for a few days to "see if it gets better". If necessary go to the nearest emergency room! Take this situation very seriously. ...Read more
Emergency room visit: It is advisable to go to the emergency room if you feel you are having such large amounts of bright red blood per rectum, especially with associated symptoms - this could indicate a serious problem or it may just be a bleeding hemorrhoid - regardless, you should have a physician evaluate you sooner rather than later, especially if you develop low blood pressure and/or light headedness. ...Read more
My Friend is peeing blood. Thick in the A.M. Lower back pain. Believes there's blood in stool. Has a Bowel Loop which needs repair.
Anaemic, night sweats lower back pain losing weight. Ruled out TB and lymphoma. Possible colon problem?? Blood in stool only once but dark and runny
Is it normal to have major bloating a day after a rectal exam w/ lower back pain? Impacted w/ blood in stool, external/internal hemorrhoids, loose stool
Depends: I would need to know more about your hx, and what exactly was done during the rectal exam. If you had invasive type of procedure--lower GI series where a barium enema is introduced into anus--or a flexible sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy--then cramping or bloating are to be expected for 4-24 hrs. If you are having further difficulties, consult with dr who ordered, or performed tests. Good luck. ...Read more
HELP. F67yr diabetic w/kidney stones. Had lil blood in stool then 1st ever seizure. 3days in hsptl, all labs, MRIs etc are normal. Ideas for causes?
Not sure: Not having all the test results, it's rather hard to comment. Question though: did you ever adequately explain the blood in the stool? ...Read more
A month ago I had painful cuts on my anus, blood in stool, and pain when going to the bathroom. Cuts went away but still anal discharge causing itch?
Itching, fissure: Fissures are very painful and cause pain and bright bleeding but 90 percent heal completely without much intervention. During the last stage of healing the itching can become intense. Fissures can cause some moisture and leakage which burns and damages the perianal skin. Cleaning with tap water (avoid cleansing pads), and using a protective paste (Calmoseptine) daily after BMs helps ...Read more
38 year old male with red blood in stool and pain in lower right quadrant of abdomen. Started this morning.
If I have light bleeding of the anus (though no blood in stool) and pain during bowel movements, what is wrong with me and how do I cure it?
See your doctor: True...This may just be external hemorrhoids but you need to have someone look into it. ...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
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
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
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
A lot of things: Many things can cause blood in the stool (i presume you talk about bright red blood and not black tarry stools) including simple things like hemorrhoids or fissures or more serious things like colitis, polyps, or even cancer. Any blood in the stool should be evaluated. Visit your family doc and he/she will likely send you to a gastroenterologist. Best to you. ...Read more
Many reasons: Potentially but most common is hemorrhoids, fissures, fistula but less frequently infection or colitis/proctitis, polyps, tumors. No amount of bleeding is normal regardless of the cause. See a colorectal surgeon promptly to identify and treat the cause before more serious problems develop. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Broadly, bright red blood in stool comes from bleeding low in the GI tract (large intestine or rectum), or sometimes from rapid upper GI bleeding. Common causes include hemorrhoids and diverticulosis, with inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer, and gastric ulcers being less common but more dangerous. Blood in stool should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
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
See your doc:
Maybe hemorrhoids, but 48 is close enough to 50 for "screening colonoscopy"- look for polyps-precancerous growths, in people with no symptoms (e.g. Bleeding, pain change in bowel habit), normal physical (no blood in stool, no lumps, tenderness), normal labs (no anemia).
Colonoscopy to evaluate a symptom, e.g. Blood in stool is not screening. It is part of a diagnostic evaluation. Get colonoscopy. ...Read more
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...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
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