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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

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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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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)

Get a heme test of stool
daily
Make dietary changes
3x day
Take a 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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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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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 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 gi/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

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What will ER do for bloody stool?

The ER: Will likely stabilize you hemodynamically if there has been significant loss of blood or dehydration. They will determine if immediate surgical intervention is necessary. ...Read more

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I have severe abdomimal pain with bloody stool.?

I have severe abdomimal pain with bloody stool.?

And the question?: First of all, regardless of the cause, you need to seek professional, expert evaluation! This may be minor food poisoning, severe colitis, infectious or inflammatory, diverticulosis, upper GI sources such as ulcer disease. Not enough information, other than to say run do not walk to the nearest specialist, either GI or colo-rectal surgery for at horough evaluation. ...Read more

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Bloody stool and cough, what are these symptoms of?

Bloody stool and cough, what are these symptoms of?

Bloody stool: Coughing could put strain on hemorrhoids and make them bleed. However you need to be seen right away. Bloody stool can mean many things including ulcers, cancer, infections abnormal blood vessels and many other things. Cough could be pneumonia or other serious problems. ...Read more

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I have bright red, bloody stool, but no pain or any other discomforts. What should I do?

Get medical 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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My son age is 13 months. He has suffering bloody stool frequently & sometimes diarrhoea. What can do please suggest?

My son age is 13 months. He has suffering bloody stool frequently & sometimes diarrhoea. What can do please suggest?

Blood in stool: Blood in the stool is called hematochezia, and there are several causes for this. Small amounts of bright red blood in the stool is commonly caused by damage to the blood vessels lining the rectum from hemorroids, constipation or trauma. Bleeding associated with large amounts of blood, weight loss, fever, vomiting, weakness, diarrhea is cause for concern and should be evaluated by a physician ...Read more

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In the last 5 months, both my roommate and I used shrooms a few times. We have had bloody stool 3-4 separate times within 1-2 days of each other. Why?

Don't play with FIRE: You used lsd x 3, mdma x 15 & mushrooms x 4. The toxic effects of mushrooms vary significantly depending on strength & purity of the mushrooms. In large doses mushrooms (psilocybin) are known to cause nausea, vomiting, cramping & diarrhea. So, your abuse of fungi may be a contributor or cause. It sounds like you don't know what you are doing. I hope your experiments w your brains doesn't lead to>. ...Read more

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Purulent, mucus bloody stool what is the cause?

Sounds like: Colitis either infectious or inflammatory bowel but can't rule out a polyp or tumor. You need to get a colonoscopy after a full history and physical exam. See a colon and rectal surgeon for your workup and do it soon! Before things get acutely worse. ...Read more

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Could improper sleeping habit result in bloody stool?

Could improper sleeping habit result in bloody stool?

No: This should not cause bloody bowel movements. Please have this checked medically. ...Read more

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What is the cause of bloody stool? This happens every time I poo.

What is the cause of bloody stool? This happens every time I poo.

Get it checked.: It is time to be medically evaluated. Causes of rectal bleeding include hemorroids, anal fissure, fistula, cancer as well as many inflammatory and infectious conditions. ...Read more

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Can improper sleeping habit result in bloody stool? What are your expert opinions?

Can improper sleeping habit result in bloody stool? What are your expert opinions?

No.: Bloody stools are caused by some type of lesion in the GI tract. It can simple like hemrrhoids, inflammatory bowel disease, infection or even cancer. It is not due to abnormal sleep. See a healthcare provider to evaluate the cause. ...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


Feces (Definition)

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