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Blood In Stool But No Other Symptoms
Im 22 with freah blood in stool occassionally no other symptoms chances it means I may have colon cancer?
No: The commonest cause of painless rectal bleeding in a young individual is internal hemorrhoids. You should see your pcp who can do proctodscopy and see if the hemorrhoids are bleeding. He can then decide whether you need colonoscopy or a colorectal surgeon for treatment of bleeding hemorrhoids. ...Read more
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
5 year old son had small amount of blood in stool a week ago twice and now no blood but clay colored stool? No other symptoms.
No blood should be in the stool If the child is constipated then this may explain it. BUT. the child needs seen by the doctor and then problem reevaluated. If the child has ongoing clay colored stool this will need to be looked into. Take the child to the pediatrician
Best wishes. ...Read more
Bright red blood in stool. Not on toilet paper. No other symptoms and haven't ate anything red recently. 16 yo female. Cause for concern?
Bloody stools: Blood in stool is always problematic. While it is often an anal fissure, hemorrhoid or polyp in the intestines, you need to see a physician to determine what is causing intestinal bleeding. It can also be a sign of cancer or inflammatory bowel disease. You need an urgent physical exam by a physician to find the source of the bleeding. ...Read more
If colon cancer started showing symptoms of abdominal pain and blood in stool would other symptoms likely show up after a couple months? What other symptoms would show up with advanced colon cancer?
Non-specific: Colorectal cancer symptoms are non-specific. Patients may present with bloody stools, unexplained weight loss, and/or decreased appetite, while some patients may experience no symptoms at all. The most important aspect of colon cancer is early diagnosis with screening colonoscopies. Screening should begin at age 50, or sooner if there is high-risk for developing disease. ...Read more
Not always okay:
Please see your physician within 1-2 weeks if you have blood in stool.
You need further evaluation. ...Read more
Blood in stool going on for 5 years, on and off stopping sometimes for a month or so, 23 year old, no other symptoms just blood. Advice ?
Too broad a question: Cancer at each site has specific symptoms. Frank blood in stool is usually not a common symptom of even colon cancer. Some common symptoms are weight loos, weakness, mass or lump in an organ, change in bowel habits, cough etc. You may wish to be more specific in your question as to what type of cancer are you concerned about. ...Read more
I've been having blood in stool for the past few days. It's painless and I have no other symptoms. Please help. Is it dangerous?
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
I was constipated for a while, and when I had too go there would be blood in stool. Now those symptoms just magically dissappered how often is that?
Constipation blood: Constipation and trying to force your stools by pushing can sometime call abrasion in the anus and that will cause the bleeding when you go and strain again, sometimes internal hemorroids will bleed when you are constipated.If your stools are normal now that might be a reason why it stopped.Since you did have blood in the stool, it is a good idea to see a GI specialist and have colonoscopy done aswe. ...Read more
Current symptoms : not hungry(easily full) , constantly tired, frequent stool (sometimes blood in stool) what could this be?
Go see your doctor: Early satiety, fatigue and bloody stools together are symptoms that are worrisome for a serious condition. The differential diagnosis is wide but things to consider at this age group (19) include but not limited to inflammatory bowel disease and enlarged spleen with sequestration (trapping) of platelets. You will need basic blood work up and possibly a colonoscopy and/or scans to evaluate these sy. ...Read more
How to tell if I have colitis i only had mucus last week blood in stool dry stool no symptoms or pain i'm a hypochondria dr and nurse say i'm crazy?
28 y/o male w/ blood in stool. I'm pretty sure I have lactose intolerance and ibs. Could this be a symptom?
Do IBS symptoms include blood in stool? There were 14 BMs with blood, not just a few drops. All testing Neg, assuming hemorrhoids
Not usual: tomsee blood. Good that you saw a gastroenterologist ...Read more
How quickly do colorectal cancers progress once symptoms like blood in stool show? no symps just always have high anxiety about getting cancer.
Surveillance: The fact that you are worried -- whether or not the actual risk is worth it -- is a reason itself to begin getting occasional colonoscopies. If there's a family history, all the more reasons. In the absence of the non-polyposis colon cancer family syndromes, colon cancers are usually preceeded by benign polyps removable for cure. Ask whether you can start intensive surveillance now. ...Read more
Can a normal polyp that isnt cancer/precancerous cause symptoms like mucus and blood in stool? How big risk is a cancer in colon/rectal in a 18 yr boy
Other than blood in stool I have all the symptoms of colon c.Gastro is doing stool samples then a flexible sigmoid.How can this diagnosis cancer?Thank you.
You Should consider: Normal PSA ( Prostatic Specific Antigen ) 2.5- 3.0 ng/ml Based on the levels , examination of prostate , due to peak incidence at your age , your doctor recommended and follow your doctor's advise , it is a low risk procedure ,At your age yes if you are two more decades older (75) then will be no (now most take that path ) ...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
I think I'm having hiv symptoms because I'm having these painless ulcers under tongue that go away in 2 days then come back also blood in stool. ?
Please get a nucleic acid test for HIV, even if it is for your peace of mind.
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Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
I have had blood in stool for couple months now im getting burning sensation and twitching through out body. I went to ER but they said see GI dr. I was waiting on ins to kick in, but now having these symptoms. Should i go back to er? I have burning sensa
See GI: You really need to see the GI doctor; it's likely a lot cheaper than going to the er;. ...Read more
Both: or none . Bleeding may not be seen only occult blood Speak to your doctor if you are concerned at the age of 19 ...Read more
I have blood in stool or undigested food. But i have no other symptoms should i get checked out. Water doesnt turn red after bowel movement. Age 16?
55 urgent bowl movement blood in stool and flank pain all day. No other symptoms but had bout of constipation last week that I solved with ex lax?
After treatment (flagyl) and 5 weeks of c.diff- symptoms are worsening, blood in stool, weight loss and cramping. What should be done next? ER?
Vasc Malformation: There can be bleeding from an abnormal collection of blood vessels on the surface of the colon lining. A colonoscopy may be able to identify it and to rule out a tumor which might have been missed on the ct. Hemorrhoids could also cause bleeding but should be easier to diagnose. Nuclear bleeding scans and sometimes angiography are used to nail down the location of the bleeding. ...Read more
Blood bad in stool: Any amount of bleeding in stool, be it bright red, maroon or black demands prompt and thorough evaluation. Many of the causes will not just go away by themselves and may be life threatening and or life shortening. Go for immediate evaluation. ...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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