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Please tell me, could straining cause blood in stool?

Please tell me, could straining cause blood in stool?

Straining to have: A bowel movement can indeed cause bleeding from hemorrhoids or a fissure, especially if your stool is hard due to poor fiber and inadequate fluid intake. ...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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Can straining too much on the toilet cause blood in stool? Any answers appreciated!

Can straining too much on the toilet cause blood in stool? Any answers appreciated!

Straining for blood: Straining to much in toilet due to constipation can be a cause of some bleeding due to small anal tear from mechanical friction of hardenend stools or hemorrhoids. Keep taking enough fiber in diet with vegetables, fruits (including dry fruit, figs and prunes) lots of liquids and avoid constipating foods (dairy products, banana, red meats etc). Take stool softners as needed. ...Read more

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Thin stools, long and thin, sometimes thick and thin at the same time. No blood in stool, sometimes bright red on paper. Soft but strain...

Thin stools, long and thin, sometimes thick and thin at the same time.   No blood in stool, sometimes bright red on paper.  Soft but strain...

It could just be a : Sign of ibs or colitis.Any alteration in the consistency of the stool or presence of blood be it a stain or gross bleeding deserves an evaluation by a GI specialist which includes colonoscopy. Hope they'll find the cause of your symptoms! take care! ...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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Blood in stool?

Blood in stool?

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

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Blood in stool?

Blood in stool?

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

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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


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