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Can excessive vomiting cause bloody stool?

Can excessive vomiting cause bloody stool?

Vomiting and stools: Excessive vomiting can cause bleeding in the esophagus or perhaps in the stomach but that that should not come out as fresh red blood but black tarry stool. Fresh blood with a bowel movement is coming from somewhere else. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Melena (Definition)

Melena is also known as Black stool. 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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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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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

heme test stool
daily
dietary changes
3x day
stool softener
3x day
See your doctor
once
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Bloody stool after binging for a week. How to treat this?

Bloody stool after binging for a week. How to treat this?

GI consult: Break red blood coming out of your rectum has to have the source of the bleed in the very lower G.I. Tract. Obviously the more you eat, the more you have bowel movements straining on the toilet can cause hemorrhoids. Passing very thick stool can cause or irritate or rip open anal fissures. Please consult with a G.I. Doctor and the necessary professionals to have your binging treated. ...Read more

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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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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
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Follow up with your treating physician
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Ulceritive colitis blood in stool for months now. What is the best treatment?

Ulceritive colitis blood in stool for months now. What is the best treatment?

You need to get: To a specialist right away. It sounds like you are having an acute flare up. This can result in a life-threatening emergency. ...Read more

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Occasional blood in stool and ocassional pain in bowel movements. How do I prevent this?

Occasional blood in stool and ocassional pain in bowel movements. How do I prevent this?

See your doctor: There are several causes for ano-rectal pain with defecation including anal fissure, hemorrhoids, proctalgia and proctitis to name a few. All of these might be associated with rectal bleeding. More serious causes of rectal bleeding include cancer and warrants evaluation with colonoscopy to be ruled out. Don't delay in seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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Stool Is Bloody (Definition)

Stool is bloody is also known as Blood in stool. 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. Eric Kaplan
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Blood In Stool (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 ...Read more