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I occasionally take laxatives and have been taking Ducolax Sensitive for the past 2 days, but my stool just had pretty bright red blood appear?

I occasionally take laxatives and have been taking Ducolax Sensitive for the past 2 days, but my stool just had pretty bright red blood appear?

HemorrhoidalBleeding: Generally, small amounts of blood with stool occurring with constipation in an 18-year-old person is likely from internal hemorrhoids that are bleeding, more so if he blood appears mainly in the water or on the toilet paper and not covering the stool. If the bleeding is persistent, recurrent or of large amount consult your physician. For information on constipation: http://bit.ly/1uzOegm ...Read more

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Iv had blood in my stool for months. Although it's not everyday it's often and Iv been taking many laxatives lately. Do you think it's harmful?

Iv had blood in my stool for months. Although it's not everyday it's often and Iv been taking many laxatives lately. Do you think it's harmful?

Blood in stools: Blood in the stools should always be investigated further by your doctor. It could be something as simple as hemorrhoids, or straining to eliminate hard stools, but it could be more serious. ...Read more

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I am suffering from constipation with blood after the stool. I had used laxatives and I recovered but when i stoped, the constipation turned back!

I am suffering from constipation with blood after the stool. I had used laxatives and I recovered but when i stoped, the constipation turned back!

Fiber Diet: The blood in the stools could be due to 'hemorroids/piles' due to your chronic constipation, because you constantly strain at the stools. Eat lot of fiber (fruits), if that doesn't help, evaluation by your physician is needed. Chronic laxative use is not good for the bowels as they get trained. ...Read more

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Refractory ulcer, passing blood and mucous two times with no stool, now not able to go to bathroom with 2 days taken laxatives?

See a GI doctor: And do this asap. You need full evaluation and management before becoming increasingly ill. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Friend 54yr had Cauda equina syndrome, had surgery 6yr ago. He was on laxative, he stopped a month ago. Now has soft/hard & lumpy stool with drop of blood?

Friend 54yr had Cauda equina syndrome, had surgery 6yr ago. He was on laxative, he stopped a month ago. Now has soft/hard & lumpy stool with drop of blood?

Constipation: Damage to the lumbosacral nerves can lead to bladder and bowel damage. Alternatively, chronic laxative use can cause problems with bowel function. It is important to see a gastrointerologist for the constipation and a neurosurgeon to update the imaging of the spine and ensure there is no new structural problem compressing the nerves of the lumbar and sacral spine. ...Read more

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Can laxatives cause bloody stool? I'm currently recovering from bulimia nervosa (binge-purge type) and while I haven't purged in nearly 2 weeks, I took several laxatives last night and just noticed some blood in my stool. It isn't much, it's just there ar

Can laxatives cause bloody stool? I'm currently recovering from bulimia nervosa (binge-purge type) and while I haven't purged in nearly 2 weeks, I took several laxatives last night and just noticed some blood in my stool. It isn't much, it's just there ar

I : I certainly won’t tell you not to worry. Your addiction to laxatives could lead to significant health problems. Stimulant laxative abuse can lead to blood in stool. When this keeps occurring you can develop anemia. Just so you know, possible effects of withdrawal from laxatives can include feeling bloated, retaining fluid, constipation and weight gain. These are temporary symptoms you need to be drinking 8 -8 ounce glasses of water per day. Avoid caffeinated beverages. No diuretics & no laxatives (unless directed by your doctor). ...Read more

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Is it okay to take a laxative after being constipated from taking Imodium (loperamide)? Tried Stool softeners, but that didn't work.

Is it okay to take a laxative after being constipated from taking Imodium (loperamide)? Tried Stool softeners, but that didn't work.

Stool softener: The stool softener is the better choice, you have to take it consistently and can increase it if needed. You also have to drink a lot of fluid with the stool softener. ...Read more

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What precautions should I take before taking a blood stool test?

Avoid red meat: The tests are very sensitive for blood in your stool and if you eat red meat it may be a false positive as the "blood" would be from the red meat and not your bowels. ...Read more

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What does blood look like in stool? I get black pieces when I wipe, but they seem kind of dry & will fall apart rather than smear. I take no vitamins.

What does blood look like in stool? I get black pieces when I wipe, but they seem kind of dry & will fall apart rather than smear. I take no vitamins.

? Irritable Bowel: It could be several thing including the fact that you are not drinking enough fluids. It also could be a condition called Irritable Bowel Syndrome in which case, stool consistency will change including being pellets like and black.

Blood in the lower bowel will be red. However, bleeding from stomach, it will be black. If it is black, then we need to check for blood in the lab or office. ...Read more

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Mushy soft stool indicating malabsorption.what medicines I should take.what blood test I should do. Now for almost 6 weeks?

Mushy soft stool indicating malabsorption.what medicines I should take.what blood test I should do. Now for almost 6 weeks?

Stool for fecal fat: Start a probiotic daily and stop all dairy products in your diet. If the problem persists then have your doctor take a stool sample for fecal fat. Unless you are having other symptoms then blood tests will not help much. ...Read more

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Have a blood stool every time my stool is hard a dry. Was told i have one small internal hemorroid is that the case? How long does it take to heal?

Have a blood stool every time my stool is hard a dry. Was told i have one small internal hemorroid is that the case? How long does it take to heal?

May not on its own: Try to make your stool soft by drinking more water and taking a fiber laxative like Metamucil. If that does not help, you may need to have the hemorrhoid treated by injection, banding or removal. ...Read more

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Constipation, blood on toliet paper, and now some mucus on stool? What to take for it?

Constipation, blood on toliet paper, and now some mucus on stool?  What to take for it?

Constipation issues: Treatment depends on problem (do you have soft or hard stool?), circumstances under which constipation developed (dehydration, low activity, food intolerances, stressful times, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, past surgeries/ trauma with adhesions, rectal dysfunction), severity (stool volume, dehydration, how much blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), & duration (acute vs. Longstanding?). ...Read more

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I am constipated and have slight runny stools should I take a laxative also am freezing and have a temperature

I am constipated and have slight runny stools should I take a laxative also am freezing and have a temperature

See a doctor: It is unusual to feel constipation but have "slight runny stools". In combination with feeling cold and a fever this suggests an infection inside your abdomen and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Can I take stool softeners while I'm taking a laxative and how long should I wait to take a second dose of the laxative?

Can I take stool softeners while I'm taking a laxative and how long should I wait to take a second dose of the laxative?

Stool softeners: Occasional constipation can be managed at home with stool softeners, such as docusate and polyethylene glycol 3350. A stimulant laxative, such as senna or bisacodyl, can be added if the stool softener alone is not effective, but should not be taken continuously without physician supervision. If you only have a bowel movement after taking a stimulant laxative, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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White Mucous not much real stool. Where is the stool if not passing. Is it piling up like constipation.? Should I take laxative?

You may: Also increase your intake of fiber and water.
You may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water daily so that your urine is colorless. For the long term you may try to increase your intake of fiber foods. Consult this site for fiber foods.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948 ...Read more

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I have excessive white mucus on stool, no blood, fatigue, or ab pain. What can I do or take? Fairly recent, it's been about a month or two.

I have excessive white mucus on stool, no blood, fatigue, or ab pain. What can I do or take? Fairly recent, it's been about a month or two.

See a doctor: Stools normally contain a small amount of mucus as it's needed to keep the lining of the colon moist and lubricated. But excessive mucus as you describe may not be normal especially if it's a new onset. Please see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I had a stool this morning that is very dark brown/black. Not tarry or smelly. I take no medication except vitamin. I drank wine last night. Blood?

Dark stool: Iron makes the stool black, so if it in your vitamins that could be the cause. In fact the reason blood makes the stool black is that of the iron in blood. Discuss with your doctor /urgent care over next 2 weeks ...Read more

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I been having mucus in my stool it went away the blood is gone my stool is nomal i been constipated uncalled my dr 2 times she won't take me in baddiet?

I been having mucus in my stool it went away the blood is gone my stool is nomal i been constipated uncalled my dr 2 times she won't take me in baddiet?

Check with f/doc: I did not get what you are trying to ask believe you have blood +mucous in your stool also consti/. You better check with any clinic or your family doc for through exame. ...Read more

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My daughter did sitz marker study she had x-ray says her bowels have a lot of stools only goes once in 5 days was told to take laxative wht can be prb?

My daughter did sitz marker study she had x-ray says her bowels have a lot of stools only goes once in 5 days was told to take laxative wht can be prb?

Constipation: Your daughter is not having normal bowel movements she need to have bowel movement once every day. She should eat vegetables,fruit and drink more fluids. Laxative make her bowels move and regularize her bowel movements so she will pass stool daily. If laxative does not work,she may need enema to be given --hope not.good luck. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a lot of blood in toilet for the last 3 months, stools sometimes take days to come out?

I am experiencing a lot of blood in toilet for the last 3 months, stools sometimes take days to come out?

You need to be seen: This could be VERY serious or it could be something minor like hemorrhoids. Only an exam can tell. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi I have mild uc-only symptoms some blood and mucus in stool. I feel fine but was prescribed mesavant xl-can it ruin my kidneys or should I take it?

Hi I have mild uc-only symptoms some blood and mucus in stool. I feel fine but was prescribed mesavant xl-can it ruin my kidneys or should I take it?

Don't ignore it!: If you are having blood and mucus in your stool, your colon is quite unhappy. Mesavant most likely won't hurt your kidneys and will help turn off the inflammation in your gut. Talk to your doc about it more but also consider your stress, your diet and possible infection as other things that could cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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Mucus w/ little red on thermometer after take 2 yo rectal. Found tiny piece glass in stool 4d ago, related? Don't know where glass from. No other blood

Mucus w/ little red on thermometer after take 2 yo rectal. Found tiny piece glass in stool 4d ago, related? Don't know where glass from. No other blood

Get Checked: I agree with the other answer completely. It can be normal for children to eat non-food items (a behavior called pica). But eating glass can be dangerous. And as was mentioned, checking temperature indicates some other concern. Though likely nothing serious, it's best to have a pediatrician evaluate your child. ...Read more

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How long do Hemorrhoids(Internal) take to heal? I had itching recently, and today had bits of blood on stool (already had Colonoscopy). Doesn't hurt much

How long do Hemorrhoids(Internal) take to heal? I had itching recently, and today had bits of blood on stool (already had Colonoscopy). Doesn't hurt much

Can take up to 2 wks: Most important, is prevention of these hemorrhoids. Often times it comes as a result of constipation, or not drinking enough liquids. If you're using any prescription like Proctofoam HC right now to bring relief, that will get you through this healing. However, the best advice is to do regular exercise like walking, eating a high-fiber diet, drinking enough liquids, and not holding your stool in, and pooping at least 2 to 3 times a day. This would help in your preventive efforts. ...Read more

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Change in stool colors. I take laxative. Have to go for long after every meal. Brown, d. Brown, gold, yellow, black. They vary. What's wrong? Physical

Change in stool colors. I take laxative. Have to go for long after every meal. Brown, d. Brown, gold, yellow, black. They vary. What's wrong? Physical

Stool colors: Light brown, tan colored or yellowish stools are usually soft and seen with rapid transit of intestinal contents into the colon preventing normal pigmentation of feces. Black stool occurs with bleeding high up in the gi tract such as stomach or duodenum. They also occur with the taking of iron supplements and peptobismol. You may have irritable bowel syndrome; consult a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Constipated while on protonix (pantoprazole). Okay to take a stool softener/laxative?

Yes.I would recommen: D Miralax (polyethylene glycol) or for something stronger, Milk of Magnesia. Also, Increace your daily fiber with something like a bowl of Raisin Bran every morning. This will help prevent future constipation issues naturally.?? ...Read more

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I always expirence blood drops each time in stool, mostly when I take some alchohol, what medication can I take?

I always expirence blood drops each time in stool, mostly when I take some alchohol, what medication can I take?

Blood in Stool: Alcohol is very hard on the lining of your stomach. If you are noticing blood when you drink it is time to stop drinking.... At least for a time. Your stomach and intestines and your liver may need to recover their normal function.

While you are not drinking you may find that a good antacid such as Prilosec otc helps. ...Read more

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