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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

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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My girlfriend has stomach pain and blood in stool. Can this be caused by not eating and drinking alcohol?

My girlfriend has stomach pain and blood in stool. Can this be caused by not eating and drinking alcohol?

Yes: Alcohol intake can cause bleeding in the intestine through multiple mechanisms. Alcohol is a poison and never did anybody any good. Your girl friend would be better served by not drinking. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...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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Can palafer cause blood in stool?

No: Palafer usually refers to iron supplements. It can make your stool appear black and possibly look like bleeding but usually i would expect such a medication being used for people who have blood loss from other causes such as GI related diseases. Patient should see a local gastroenterologist if any signs of bleeding reported in the stool. ...Read more

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Why do pilodinal cysts cause blood in stool?

They don't. : Something else is going on. See a colorectal surgeon or at least your primary care physicians. Pilonidal cysts can certainly cause a lot of problems, but jot rectal bleeding. ...Read more

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Can slow carb diet cause blood in stool?

Can slow carb diet cause blood in stool?

Yes frm dietary heme: You can have false positive reading that is caused from dietary heme ( from red meat)- thus you should avoid red meat , poultry, fish, some raw vegetables (turnips, horseradish, etc.), and vitamin, aspirin, nsaids - 3 to 5 days prior to checking the fecal occult blood test. In addition, repeating the test- 2 slides each time from 3 separate bm-is recommended to increase sensitivity and accuracy. ...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 hernia cause blood in stool?

Unlikely: While it possible in extreme or regency situations, the presence of a hernia if any kind should no cause blood in the stool. Hope this helps! ...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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Please tell me, could straining cause blood in stool?

Please tell me, could straining cause blood in stool?

Straining to have: A bowel movement can indeed cause bleeding from hemorrhoids or a fissure, especially if your stool is hard due to poor fiber and inadequate fluid intake. ...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


Dr. Philip Ewing
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Bloody Stool (Definition)

Blood in the stool during infancy can be caused by a variety of problems, such as swallowed maternal blood during childbirth, or problems ...Read more