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Can frequent, chronic drinking (alcohol) cause fecal blood in stool?

Can frequent, chronic drinking (alcohol) cause fecal blood in stool?

Yes: Chronic drinking can lead to gastric irritation, ulcer and duodenal ulcers. These may bleed allowing blood into the GI tract and eventually will be seen in the stool. ...Read more

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Digestive Bleeding (Definition)

Digestive bleeding is also known as Gastrointestinal bleeding. Digestive bleeding is a clinical finding in which a person has bleeding in his digestive system. The digestive system starts from the mouth, goes to the throat, esophagus, stomach, and intestines, and ends at the anus. Bleeding in this system can cause red or ...Read more


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Could an excess of chewing tobacco cause blood in stool?

Could an excess of chewing tobacco cause blood in stool?

No: You need to see your doctor asap and have a workup for the blood in your stool. ...Read more

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Hi What all can cause blood in stool apart from fissures more so if its a male 54 years.Thanks?

Hi What all can cause blood in stool apart from fissures more so if its a male 54 years.Thanks?

Cancer: Have you had a colonoscopy? Although bright red blood is less likely to be cancer, you are in the age group where you should at least have had routine screening. See your clinician and get scheduled for colonoscopy. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause blood in stool if you press too hard, while your constipated?

Can constipation cause blood in stool if you press too hard, while your constipated?

Yes: This would almost certainly be accompanied by pain. If it is not painful and it persists, get it checked out. ...Read more

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Can taking asprin cause blood in stool?

Can taking asprin cause blood in stool?

Yes: Aspirin can irritate the stomach and lead to bleeding. Aspirin also "poisons" platelets, which may lead to easy brusing or bleeding. ...Read more

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Can straining too much on the toilet cause blood in stool? Any answers appreciated!

Can straining too much on the toilet cause blood in stool? Any answers appreciated!

Straining for blood: Straining to much in toilet due to constipation can be a cause of some bleeding due to small anal tear from mechanical friction of hardenend stools or hemorrhoids. Keep taking enough fiber in diet with vegetables, fruits (including dry fruit, figs and prunes) lots of liquids and avoid constipating foods (dairy products, banana, red meats etc). Take stool softners as needed. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause blood in stool/white clumps and foul smelling in urine?

Can dehydration cause blood in stool/white clumps and foul smelling in urine?

No, see Dr: Sounds like two issues present--blood in stool (=not normal) and urinary tract infection (=not normal). See your dr / urgent care / er for evaluation and treatment. If may be dehyrated as well (=not normal), you can fix w/extra fluids. ...Read more

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Can a ketogenic diet cause blood in stool? Would this be because of all the protein one eats?

Can a ketogenic diet cause blood in stool? Would this be because of all the protein one eats?

I do not thing so: It could lead to constipation which this may lead to bloody stool, kidney stones and in adults, common side effects include weight loss, constipation, raised cholesterol levels and, in women, menstrual irregularities including amenorrhoea. ...Read more

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Do STDs cause blood in stool?

Do STDs cause blood in stool?

Yes: There are several stds that can cause proctitis (anal/rectal inflammation with pain, bleeding and discharge), especially after anal sex. These include gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes and syphilis. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause blood in stool?

Can kidney stones cause blood in stool?

Stones and BM: Kidney stones should not cause blood from rectum -- however, if you are bleeding thru bladder, then blood could enter toilet same time as a BM. ...Read more

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Gastrointestinal Bleeding (Definition)

Gastrointestinal bleeding is bleeding that occurs anywhere in the digestive tract (which runs from the mouth to the anus). Blood may be seen in vomit or stool. Common causes include infections, hemorrhoids, and damage to the lining ...Read more


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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


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