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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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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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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