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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

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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Male, 35, blood in stool and black stool. Continuing and extreme stomach pain. What is the cause? May have stomach ulcer, no diagnosis

Male, 35, blood in stool and black stool. Continuing and extreme stomach pain. What is the cause? May have stomach ulcer, no diagnosis

Ulcers: Bright red blood in the stool is from hemorrhoids. Black stool is digested blood from stomach ulcers. These can be treated with Prilosec and suppositories. Get tested for h.Pylori. You're not too far gone to recover, but this is going to take some work. Hopefully, your fp can discover the cause of your bleeding (alcohol?), diagnose and treat properly, so that you can get to feeling better soon! ...Read more

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Blood in stool and hematuria. Can this be ulcer?

Blood in stool and hematuria. Can this be ulcer?

Here are some. ..: Blood in stool - hematochezia and in urine - hematuria may coexist but not common, and are usually not related. Ulcer in GI-tract of course can cause hematochezia, not hematuria. For more detail, ask your Doc timely. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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Dx: chron's 14 yrs ago. Recent blood in stool. Scope revealed mild ulceration. Seems like too much blood to be from 2-3 small ulcers in rectum.

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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Dx: chron's 14 yrs ago. Recent blood in stool. Scope revealed mild ulceration. Seems like too much blood to be from 2-3 small ulcers in rectum.

Ulcers: If the ulceration just happened to be affecting the blood vessels- yes you can have quite significant bleeding even though the ulcers are not big. You definitely need to be followed regularly by your GI doctor with serial endoscopy. ...Read more

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I think I'm having hiv symptoms because I'm having these painless ulcers under tongue that go away in 2 days then come back also blood in stool.?

I think I'm having hiv symptoms because I'm having these painless ulcers under tongue that go away in 2 days then come back also blood in stool.?

Get tested: Please get a nucleic acid test for HIV, even if it is for your peace of mind.
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.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Colitis from low blood flow with ulcers, elev Herat rate blood in stool and dark urine. Is this still IBS?

Colitis from low blood flow with ulcers, elev Herat rate blood in stool and dark urine. Is this still IBS?

Probably, UC or ER: Colitis untreated can lead to many complications, including colon cancer. I am hoping a colonoscopy with biopsy has already been done. However, there is no rule that there cannot be more than one process going on, although less likely. There could be viral hepatitis causing dark urine or acute nephritic syndrome with tea-colored urine. The pancreatitis and weight loss is scary in someone so young. ...Read more

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My boyfriend had a stomach ulcer not that long ago and now he has blood in stool and after working all day there was blood residue on his boxers?

My boyfriend had a stomach ulcer not that long ago and now he has blood in stool and after working all day there was blood residue on his boxers?

See Doctor: Ulcers can only be diagnosed by an endoscopy and should heal in a few months with medication. Dark blood in stool could indicate that the ulcer is bleeding. Bright red blood in stool could indicate colon cancer, inflammatory bowel diseases (ex crohns or ulcerated colitis) or medical problems. See a doctor immediately to determine the source of the bleeding. ...Read more

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Have another? That's with this. Blood in stool, minuscule 3 days now. Not hemorrhoid or anal fissure. Could be just an ulcer bleed? Weight loss w/this

Have another? That's with this. Blood in stool, minuscule 3 days now. Not hemorrhoid or anal fissure. Could be just an ulcer bleed? Weight loss w/this

Need to examine: Unintended weight loss and blood in stool are both serious enough that you need to see a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Burning sensation in stomach after eating certain foods for few years. Doctor said if it was a stomach ulcer I would have blood in stool by now. True?

Burning sensation in stomach after eating certain foods for few years. Doctor said if it was a stomach ulcer I would have blood in stool by now. True?

Hard to see blood in: Blood is often difficult to see when it is in small amounts /mixed with stools.
The commonest cause of symptoms like you have is acid reflux (one/ of 5 people have it). Usually it causes lots of burps and regurgitation of acid/food in the throat/ mouth. A short trial of an antacid like Pepcid (famotidine) at bed time daily might help clarify the cause. There are stronger antacids you can use, if Pepcid (famotidine) helps. ...Read more

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How can cancer be associated with ulcers? And how long does it take to heal? Is blood in stool (a man) - for a few days - and soreness of stomach?

Stomach cancers: Cancer, by its nature, grows uncontrollably & steals the blood supply / nutrients from healthy cells. Stomach cancers often present as a non-healing ulcer (with bleeding, blood in stool, stomach pain) as they grow into the lining of the stomach & ravenously eat away at the blood vessels. Even the treated ulcer won't heal as long as the cancer is present. Use HealthTap Prime to discuss complex dzez ...Read more

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Can palafer cause blood in stool?

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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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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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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Why do pilodinal cysts cause blood in stool?

Why do pilodinal cysts cause blood in stool?

No, a pilonidal cyst: Is external. Possible causes of blood in stool include: fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, cancer, ulcers, infections, inflammation, Diverticular disease & Angiodysplasia. Get evaluated if more than a one time occurrence. ...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

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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 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 unhealthy eating (but not overweight) like chips and pizza cause blood in stool?

Can unhealthy eating (but not overweight) like chips and pizza cause blood in stool?

Unhealthy food: But will not ' cause blood in the stool ' You have to get it checked, see you family doctor need parents permission and presence as you are minor. Don't worry at your age some thing minor. ...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

Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more


Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more