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Occasional nose bleeds, coughing up blood, blood in stool, light-headed, and ringing of the ears. Also, gasping air at night. What could cause this?

Occasional nose bleeds, coughing up blood, blood in stool, light-headed, and ringing of the ears. Also, gasping air at night.  What could cause this?

Workup/mgt: There are several possible conditions that can be associated with your history. Sometimes there can be a problem with clotting, blood in the stool can be from an upper or lower tract bleed, hypertension may be associated with bleeding as well. A CBC diff, plts, coagulation studies are recommended as part of the work up. Eating green leafy vegetables provides a source of vitamin K. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Melena (Definition)

Melina is blood in the stool that is black, tarry, sticky, and smelly. The blood in melena comes from high up in the gastrointestinal tract, and gets partially digested which is why it changes to melena. Bright red blood comes from lower ...Read more


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2 nose bleeds in one week. One lasted 2 hours. Blood in stool on/off several months. Heavy menstrual periods. Bruising easily. Is this serious?

2 nose bleeds in one week. One lasted 2 hours.  Blood in stool on/off several months. Heavy menstrual periods. Bruising easily. Is this serious?

Needs evaluation: Although all the symptoms you mention can occur in healthy people, the fact that all are coming together raises concerns about possible illness, some of which could be serious. A visit to the doctor and a couple of simple blood tests can determine if you need to worry or not. ...Read more

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Rapid heart rate (120 resting), nausea, bloody stool, migraines, mild fever following snowboarding and a few hard falls (one to head). 6 hours since??

Rapid heart rate (120 resting), nausea, bloody stool, migraines, mild fever following snowboarding and a few hard falls (one to head). 6 hours since??

The ER calls you: I believe your resting heartrate is way too high and may represent an incompensable bleed that could be occurring thorugh the GI system or into the peritoneum. The best thing to do for yourself aside from getting to the ER is tanking up with as much fluid (water, juice, milk) as possible right now. Get some samples of your stool from the toilet as well...if possible and take it in for testing. ...Read more

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I have blister puss pocket in head blood in stool constipation swollen lymph gain a lot weight?

I have blister puss pocket in head blood in stool constipation swollen lymph gain a lot weight?

See your doctor.: The combination of symptoms that you are describing do not point to any one obvious problem, so you need to have a complete evaluation in an office, and perhaps blood tests or other tests. You also need to be evaluated to see why you have blood in your stool. These can be important symptoms. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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Severe head ache diarhea 4 days stumach cramp achin joints feel cold no vomitin but occasional blood in stool what can it be how do I stop it please?

Severe head ache diarhea 4 days stumach cramp achin joints feel cold no vomitin but occasional blood in stool what can it be how do I stop it please?

Dx- Gastroenteritis: Rx-Stop all food and only drink increasing amounts of Pedialyte or Gatoraid. When hungry(tomorrow) eat only simple carbs like toast, potatoes,w rice, to satisfy hungar. Continue to drink lots of fluids, as above & Tylenol (acetaminophen) for Head and joint pains. If not better by day 3,c ur doc. ...Read more

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Nose bleeds periodically it stops and comes back, like two weeks very little red blood stools? Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

Nose bleeds periodically it stops and comes back, like two weeks very little red blood stools? Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

Nosebleed: As the nosebleed has been persistent, I would have you see an ENT to have this site cauterized. It is a straightforward office procedure, and can stop the nosebleeds. ...Read more

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What does "bloody stool" mean?

What does "bloody stool" mean?

Nothing that should : Be ignored, but rather needs immediate attention. Can be infectious, inflammatory such as ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease, tumor, hemorrhoids. Or even from an upper intestinal problem such as ulcer or meckels diverticulum. You need to be evaluated promptly. ...Read more

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What dose bloody stool means?

It could mean a: # of different things. Possible causes of blood in stool include: fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, cancer, ulcers, infections, inflammation, Diverticular disease & Angiodysplasia. Get evaluated if more than a one time occurrence. ...Read more

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I am experiencing bloody stool.

I am experiencing bloody stool.

Get eval: Possible causes of blood in stool include: fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, cancer, ulcers, infections, inflammation, Diverticular disease & Angiodysplasia. Get evaluated if more than a one time occurrence. ...Read more

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What does having a bloody stool mean?

Variable causes: Possible causes of blood in stool include: fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, cancer, ulcers, infections, inflammation, Diverticular disease & Angiodysplasia. Get evaluated if more than a one time occurrence. ...Read more

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I have bloody stool, and lots of pain?

I have bloody stool, and lots of pain?

Seek medical eval: Don't know if your pain is abdominal or rectal/anal. Possible causes of blood in stool include: fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, cancer, ulcers, infections, inflammation, Diverticular disease & Angiodysplasia. ...Read more

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What is bloody stool normally caused by?

Never normal: Most likely this will be something benign like hemorrhoids or fissure, but more serious things can also cause bleeding. See your colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Bloody stool, and lots of pain, what to do?

Please seek prompt: Medical attention. Possible causes of blood in stool include: fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, cancer, ulcers, infections, inflammation, Diverticular disease & Angiodysplasia. Don't put off assessment. ...Read more

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What is the cause of bloody stool in general?

Bloody stool: Possible causes of blood in stool include: fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, cancer, ulcers, infections, inflammation, Diverticular disease & Angiodysplasia. Get evaluated if more than a one time occurrence. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of this bloody stool?

Causes: Possible causes for rectal bleeding include hemorrhoids, fissures, fistulas, cancer, injury & inflammation or infection of gut. ...Read more

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What should be done for a bloody stool? Wait it out?

What should be done for a bloody stool? Wait it out?

Get help; don't wait: If you recently ate a large amount of red liquidy food (or similar-appearing stuff) then you may have rapid intestinal transit resulting in the food's inadequate digestion. However, be concerned since blood may also appear as red. Bleeding in such a case can be without warning, brisk, & originate anywhere in the gut (from esophagus, stomach, to rectum. Don't hesitate to seek urgent evaluation/care. ...Read more

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I've got a bloody stool should I go to emergencies or can it wait?

Can wait. : You will need a colonoscopy which is not done in er. If overal you feel fine otherwise you can see your doctor or a gastroenerologist on monday . Meanwhile, stay on liquid diet ...Read more

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What is the difference between a bad bloody stool and an okay bloody stool?

None: Bloody stool is never good and should always be evaluated thoroughly. See your doctor or a gus/colorectal surgeon for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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My stools were bloody but the tests came back fine. What could cause bloody stool?

My stools were bloody but the tests came back fine. What could cause bloody stool?

Problem w/test?: Blood in stool should betaken seriously. Usually benign cause but sometimes can be worse. Stool test, even if done properly, will only show blood if it is there at the time of the test. Common causes can be hemorrhoid s or fissures. If it persists see your colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Is temporary, brief bloody stool common? Do lots of people have it a few times in their lives?

Is temporary, brief bloody stool common? Do lots of people have it a few times in their lives?

Not common: Don't know your age, history, etc. Bloody stool can be seen with infection, poor blood flow, diverticulosis, polyps, fragile blood vessels, inflammatory bowel disease, cancer. Bright red blood on toilet paper often is from anal problems, including hemorrhoids, but also can be from more serious issues(see above). See your doc. ...Read more

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I am a teen and recently I've had a bloody stool.I was wondering if this is severe or normal and harmless?

I am a teen and recently I've had a bloody stool.I was wondering if this is severe or normal and harmless?

Maybe,maybe not: This could be because you had a hard/bulky stool=benign, or because you have an infection (potentially serious) or because you cannot clot your blood and are bleeding out (deadly). It is worth investigating. ...Read more

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A year ago I had bloody stool for a week. Normal stool ever since. Can it be serious even though all symptoms are gone? Male 19.

A year ago I had bloody stool for a week. Normal stool ever since. Can it be serious even though all symptoms are gone? Male 19.

Remote hematochezia: It is more likely that the one week of bloody stools was due to an isolated etiology. Mention this to your doctor during your physical examination. ...Read more

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Two days ago I had a bloody stool for the first time and it continued yesterday morning but this morning my stool was bit normal.?

Two days ago I had a bloody stool for the first time and it continued yesterday morning but this morning my stool was bit normal.?

Blood stool: Hello ~ I am not sure I understand what "bit normal" means but if you mean that you had blood for 2 days and then it cleared up, this could be due to a number of things but most often hemorroids or you could have sloughed off a small polyp with some bleeding. We recommend that even the most obvious cause of bleeding be assessed. Please see your Dr thanks ...Read more

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My son had bloody stool 3 times in the last 7 days, he had it once a while back. Seeing it today just now I am very worried. Should I be?

My son had bloody stool 3 times in the last 7 days, he had it once a while back. Seeing it today just now I am very worried. Should I be?

Blood in the stool : Bloody stools are scary but very common. If the stools are big and hard then anal tearing maybe the cause. Give fluids, fiber until the stool is soft. If the stools are soft or diarrhea like then blood maybe from infection. A stool test is needed for this. Polyps and hemmeroids are also possibilities. Bad things are usually rare with bloody stools in children. See your doctor fir help ...Read more

Stool Is Bloody (Definition)

Stool is bloody is a symptom in which there is bright red or darker red coloring to stools. Red stools is presumed to have fairly fresh blood in the stools (old blood in the stools would ...Read more


Dr. Layne Gentry
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Sputum (Definition)

Sputum is mucus that comes up from the lungs and can be ...Read more