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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
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
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
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
How serious is a repeated bloody stool? Should i head for urgent care or can I wait for an appointment with primary doctor. - 1 month of repeated, consistent bloody stool. Appears to be getting slightly worse with time.
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