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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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What causes bright red blood in stool?

What causes bright red blood in stool?

Bleeding: Not much else besides bleeding. If bright red blood, you need to see your doctor. Most likely cause is hemorrhoids. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What to do if bright red blood in stool?

What to do if bright red blood in stool?

Not normal-see MD: Please see your physician within 1-2 weeks if you have blood in stool.
You need further evaluation. ...Read more

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What can have happen if there is bright red blood in stool almost everyday?

Coulld be: Anything from hemorrhoids to proctitis, colitis or polyps or tumors. It is not normal and needs to be thoroughly and quickly evaluated and diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Is bright red blood in stool or in toilet always dangerous? It's been going on 3+ months everytime I have bm, no insurance and unsure if its er

Is bright red blood in stool or in toilet always dangerous? It's been going on 3+ months everytime I have bm, no insurance and unsure if its er

No amount of bleed: Ing should be considered normal especially if it persists for 3 months. You need to be seen and examined. Most often due to hemorrhoids or a fissure but more serious problems can also be causing the same symptoms. Find someway to be seen by a primary care doctor or a colon and rectal surgeon. Borrow the money or work out a payment plan but get evaluated. ...Read more

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Bright red blood in stool? Should I get tested for cancer?

Start with your: Family doctor. They can check for common cause, organize further w/u after a digital/finger exam. The pcp can then send you for further tests. ...Read more

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Do you know if acute pancreatitis can cause bright red blood in stool?

Do you know if acute pancreatitis can cause bright red blood in stool?

No: Pancreatitis should not cause bright red in stool. Very rarely the pancreas can bleed into the intestine (hemobilia), but this is usually secondary to a pancreatic tumor or trauma to the pancreas. ...Read more

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Can it be possible that acute pancreatitis can cause bright red blood in stool?

Can it be possible that acute pancreatitis can cause bright red blood in stool?

No: Two forms of bleeding appear in the stool. Dark black stool arises from Hgb that is broken down by acid from bleeing high in the GI tract. Bright red bleeding occurs from bleeding in the lower colonic system above or just at the rectum. Bleeding does not arise from pancreatic inflammation or cancer. Hemorrhagic pancreatitis is broken down tissue pouring into the peritoneal cavity and not bowel ...Read more

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Clear gel-like secretion (mucus?) with bright red blood in stool. Should I be worried?

Clear gel-like secretion (mucus?) with bright red blood in stool. Should I be worried?

Bleeding: Blood in stool is never normal. It could be just bleeding from hemorrhoids, chronic inflammatory bowel disease, infection etc but it also could be caused by more serious condition like cancer. You should go to see a GI and get yourself checked. ...Read more

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I've felt "something" under skin along right innerbutt cheek approx 2inches long and quite narrow for 2-3 weeks. Now I have bright red blood in stool.

I've felt "something" under skin along right innerbutt cheek approx 2inches long and quite narrow for 2-3 weeks. Now I have bright red blood in stool.

Medical Examination: You need to have a doctor check and examine you. That is the only way to find out if it is something benign (like hemorrhoids) or it can even be cancerous. Only a doctor's examination can help you to sort it out. Do not ignore or delay this examination....it can be something serious and prove dangerous to your life. ...Read more

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Can an ulcer cause bright red blood in stool?

Can an ulcer cause bright red blood in stool?

Yes, not common: Ulcers of stomach or duodenum causing bright red rectal bleeding are major bleeds. Patients are shocky. Most brb per rectum is from anal, rectal, left colon sources. ...Read more

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Bright red blood in stool. Not on toilet paper. No other symptoms and haven't ate anything red recently. 16 yo female. Cause for concern?

Bright red blood in stool. Not on toilet paper. No other symptoms and haven't ate anything red recently. 16 yo female. Cause for concern?

Bloody stools: Blood in stool is always problematic. While it is often an anal fissure, hemorrhoid or polyp in the intestines, you need to see a physician to determine what is causing intestinal bleeding. It can also be a sign of cancer or inflammatory bowel disease. You need an urgent physical exam by a physician to find the source of the bleeding. ...Read more

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Could bright red blood in stool be sign of cancer? I do have history of hemmroids

Could bright red blood in stool be sign of cancer? I do have history of hemmroids

Could be.: But not likely at your age unless you have first degree relatives with colon cancer. If the blood is bright red and at the end of the stool or only coating the stool (vice incorporated into the stool) this is likely due to hemorrhoid.

Dark red blood, sticky blood or blood in the stool are some reasons to have further evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause on and off belly pains that has lasted a few months and bright red blood in stool on and off in a child?

Anal fissure/polyp: Anal fissure from constipation is most likely the cause and treated easily. Occasionally a child may have a juvenile polyp and it bleeds as it is trying to fall off. Would treat constipation first and if still occurs, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Reasons for bright red blood in stool? Can diet coke and beer cause it. I drink too much of both. I also only get blood when I need to go urgently.

No: Bright red blood usually means it is a problem right in the rectal ampulla, the very bottom of the GI tract. It is usually caused by hemorrhoids or fissures, although it could also be a polyp, and could also be inflammatory bowel disease. Any blood in stool needs investigation. See your pcp and/or get a referral to a GI specialist. You need a full exam. Too much beer is bad for you - talk to md. ...Read more

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Noticed bright red blood in stool also have lower right abdominal and back pain have been taking Effexor (venlafaxine) for 3 weeks?

Noticed bright red blood in stool also have lower right abdominal and back pain have been taking Effexor (venlafaxine) for 3 weeks?

Most likely: Due to constipation from the Effexor (venlafaxine) and hemorrhoids, but depending on your age you may need a more thorough exam and possible colonoscopy. Do not ignore the bleeding. It is not normal. Get it checked properly. ...Read more

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Bright red blood in stool one time. Rectal exam showed no evidence of internal or external hemorrhoids. No pain. Drank 3 beers previous night. 30 yrs.

Bright red blood in stool one time. Rectal exam showed no evidence of internal or external hemorrhoids. No pain. Drank 3 beers previous night. 30 yrs.

Need further eval: 3 beers should have nothing to do with having rectal bleeding, but are at the upper limit of what is considered a safe drinking range for women (4 or fewer and average of 1 or less drink per day). If a rectal exam did not show any cause, it would be prudent to get a referral to a GI specialist to see if they felt that a proctoscopy or colonoscopy was indicated, depending on personal/family history. ...Read more

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Rectal bleeding, heavy bright red blood in stool and lower back pain. What should I do?

Rectal bleeding, heavy bright red blood in stool and lower back pain. What should I do?

You need: To see a GI doctor or colorectal surgeon, sooner rather than later before it becomes a life threatening emergency! This does not seem like something you should wait on for a few days to "see if it gets better". If necessary go to the nearest emergency room! Take this situation very seriously. ...Read more

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Rectal bleeding, heavy bright red blood in stool and lower back pain. What should I do?

Rectal bleeding, heavy bright red blood in stool and lower back pain. What should I do?

Emergency room visit: It is advisable to go to the emergency room if you feel you are having such large amounts of bright red blood per rectum, especially with associated symptoms - this could indicate a serious problem or it may just be a bleeding hemorrhoid - regardless, you should have a physician evaluate you sooner rather than later, especially if you develop low blood pressure and/or light headedness. ...Read more

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Cirrhosis & hemorrhoids with bright red blood in stool can this just be swollen bleeding hemorrhoids or something more serious, help?

Cirrhosis & hemorrhoids with bright red blood in stool can this just be swollen bleeding hemorrhoids or something more serious, help?

Every time a patient: With cirrhosis and ascites who develop GI bleeding, the patient should be evaluated by his gastroenterologist asap. If you have any neurological symptoms like lethargy, dizziness, confusion, headache, tremors, rapid heart beating, near fainting, sweating please go to an emergency room asap. Also if the bleeding is profuse. ...Read more

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For a week severely constipated with constant feeling of having to go. Taking Miralax (polyethylene glycol) that worked for one day. A little bright red blood in stool?

For a week severely constipated with constant feeling of having to go. Taking Miralax (polyethylene glycol) that worked for one day. A little bright red blood in stool?

U need stronger Rx.: Try Milk of Magnesia (mint flavor).1 cap every 8-12 hrs until u go. Usually takes only 2-3 doses. If doesn't work after 24 hrs or so, a doctor visit is mandatory. Continue with the Miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily for mantinence and adjust according to stool consistency. If u require daily Miralax (polyethylene glycol) to stay regular, U need to get checked for secondary causes of chronic constipation.Once discovered, underlying problem solved ...Read more

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I had a little bit of a painful bowel movement and I saw bright red blood in stool. I feel weird a little now. Any advice?

Probably a fissure: A painful stool with a little blood in a young patient is most often an anal fissure. That is a small tear in the lining of the anal skin from passing a large hard stool. The majority of these will heal with keeping the stools consistently soft for a few weeks. Use a fiber supplement regularly for a month or so and drink plenty of water. See your dr if pain or bleeding persist. ...Read more

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Have bright red blood in stool, including a lg clot. Now feel nauseated, light headed, and dull pain mid back left side. Should I worry?

Blood in stool: Blood in stool is always an issue of concern it may be that you have a hemorrhoid, but see your doctor for evaluation. He may want to refer you to a gastroenerologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you get bloody stools as a side effect of of anti-biotics taken for h. pylori? Completed treatment months back. Had bright red blood in stool now.

Can you get bloody stools as a side effect of of anti-biotics taken for h. pylori? Completed treatment months back. Had bright red blood in stool now.

Bloody stools: It is unlikely that antibiotics are causing bright red rectal bleeding. You will have to be checked for hemorrhoids and may need a colonsocopy ...Read more

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Bright red blood in stool, and sharp twisting pains to the far right of my navel, left eye looks like I have pink eye. What could it be?

Bright red blood in stool, and sharp twisting pains to the far right of my navel, left eye looks like I have pink eye. What could it be?

Need med eval: Reasons for blood in stools can include hemorrhoids, fistulas, fissures, cancer, infection and inflammatory conditions. Some foods & dyes may turn stool red. ...Read more

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I am a 22 year old female, I had about two tbsp of bright red blood in stool w/ blood clots. Cancerous colon polyps in family history.?

I am a 22 year old female, I had about two tbsp of bright red blood in stool w/ blood clots. Cancerous colon polyps in family history.?

Yes: Colon cancer and polyps can be genetically related. If either of these are in your family or personal history, get to an expert and get regular colon screening. If you are having bleeding it needs to be evaluated regardless of your age. ...Read more

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Fixed h pylori infection last year and still excess gas for a year now But I have bright red blood in stool for 2 days Going to the doctor necessary?

See a doctor: Bleeding needs to be investigated. If you had confined eradication of your h pylori, great. But if it was not confirmed you Should see your doctor or specialist of symptoms persist. The blood in stool needs to be evaluated by your doctor or gi specialist ...Read more

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Some bright red blood in stool 2 bowel movements. Have anal itching and straining during movements. Haven't had a movement since last night. No pain.

Some bright red blood in stool 2 bowel movements. Have anal itching and straining during movements. Haven't had a movement since last night. No pain.

Hemorrhoids: Likely hemorrhoids. Stool softeners and plenty of water may help. Consider discussing with your physician. If worsening could see a gastroenterology (GI) specialist. ...Read more

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Gas, bloating, bad stomach pains that radiate to back, bright red blood in stool sometimes normal ultrasound. What can it be? Gastitis? Diverticulitis

Unlikely gastritis: Bright red blood is usually associated with disease of the left colon such as diverticulitis or hemorrhoids, but the latter is not typically associated with gas bloating. See your internist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Scared about bright red streaks of blood in stool, what can I do?

Scared about bright red streaks of blood in stool, what can I do?

Get med eval: Reasons for blood in stools can include hemorrhoids, fistulas, fissures, cancer, infection and inflammatory conditions. Some foods & dyes may turn stool red. ...Read more

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Blood in stool. I pushed without having to go and bright red blood was on the tissue. I do feel some irritationin thearea.

Blood in stool. I pushed without having to go and bright red blood was on the tissue. I do feel some irritationin thearea.

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. Rectal bleeding associated with large amounts of blood, weight loss, fever, vomiting, weakness, etc. Is cause for concern and should be evaluated by a physician ...Read more

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What causes a little blood ON stool as opposed to blood IN stool? I've had a little bright red blood ON stool prev, but negative FOBT in Dr office.

What causes a little blood ON stool as opposed to blood IN stool? I've had a little bright red blood ON stool prev, but negative FOBT in Dr office.

Blood coating stool: Blood coating stool but negative occult blood is most
likely do to minor hemorrhoidal bleeding. If it is frequent, I would recommend a rectal exam and proctoscopy. If it is rare that would not be necessary. If wish a therapy please ask for a consult and I will advise a treatment. ...Read more

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Had bright red blood on toliet paper, couldn't see blood in stool. Had a negative stool test a few months ago for another reason. What could it be?

Had bright red blood on toliet paper, couldn't see blood in stool. Had a negative stool test a few months ago for another reason. What could it be?

Blood on toilet pape: This most likely is from an anal fissure or hemorrhoids but there are many things, some very serious, that can cause blood in the stool. Often there can be blood in the stool that isn't visible.

You should see your physician to get this evaluated. ...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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Looked like blood in stool, bright red, on outside & mixed in a little. How do I know whether blood or red bell pepper? If blood how urgent to see doc?

Looked like blood in stool, bright red, on outside & mixed in a little. How do I know whether blood or red bell pepper? If blood how urgent to see doc?

BRBPR due to...: This may just be hemorrhoids from straining but bleeding from rectum (brbpr) may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.) or a bleeding source further upstream. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaids, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), see your doctor. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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