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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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Blood in stool but suddenly turned red to dark blackish?

Blood in stool but suddenly turned red to dark blackish?

Blood bad in stool: Any amount of bleeding in stool, be it bright red, maroon or black demands prompt and thorough evaluation. Many of the causes will not just go away by themselves and may be life threatening and or life shortening. Go for immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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Blood in stool goes from tar black to red brown more red?

Blood in stool goes from tar black to red brown more red?

Need GI Follow Up: Darker the stool higher up the GI tract. Now you mention red brown than more red. Sounds like you could have hemorrhoids but the black tar could be an ulcer or gastritis etc etc. You may need egd and colonscopy esp if family history of colon cancer or peptic ulcer disease. ...Read more

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Blood in stool. Should this be an immediate concern? Stool was dark and solid. Blood seemed to be in the stool

Blood in stool. Should this be an immediate concern? Stool was dark and solid. Blood seemed to be in the stool

No amount of blood: Should ever be ignored. Altho it may be just from hemorhoids, blood actually mixed in the stool itself is usually indicative of potentially more serious internal problems such as polyps, colitis, ulcers, and even tumors. See a colon and rectal surgeon and get a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Painful breasts, smelly discharge, blood in stool and vagina. My discharge is either bright red, dark or white?

Painful breasts, smelly discharge, blood in stool and vagina. My discharge is either bright red, dark or white?

See an OB/GYN: Right away. This could be one of several things, including a spontaneous abortion (miscarriage), infection, etc. You should be seen quickly, examined, diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Can you smell occult blood in stool? Stools smell like plastic or motor oil. No visible blood. Stools are brown to orange-y. O&p, stool culture = neg. Abd xray normal. Blood work = normal.

Can you smell occult blood in stool? Stools smell like plastic or motor oil. No visible blood. Stools are brown to orange-y. O&p, stool culture = neg. Abd xray normal. Blood work = normal.

Doubtful: Unless you have supersensory perception this is very unlikely. Easy enough to test for occult blood, and most doctors have a kit in the office. ...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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28f. Blood in urine month ago. Urologist did full work up - everything normal. Now blood in stool. Stool is brown/maroon, toilet water is red?

28f. Blood in urine month ago. Urologist did full work up - everything normal. Now blood in stool. Stool is brown/maroon, toilet water is red?

Bleeding disorder: You need to have a full evaluation by a family physician or an internist. Many specialists will only look at their organ of interest. In this case you need to also be checked for bleeding disorders and have a full clinical history and physical examination and medication review. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Anaemic, night sweats lower back pain losing weight. Ruled out TB and lymphoma. Possible colon problem?? Blood in stool only once but dark and runny

Anaemic, night sweats lower back pain losing weight. Ruled out TB and lymphoma. Possible colon problem?? Blood in stool only once but dark and runny

Need evaluation: anemia is most concerning but if you are menstruating may be fine. Would suggest good physical examination and possible GI evaluation ...Read more

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4 months blood in stool bright and dark vomited bile hoarse voice sore throat told at ER need egd CT clear no solid food since 6/3 I now weigh 98lbs?

4 months blood in stool bright and dark vomited bile hoarse voice sore throat told at ER need egd CT clear no solid food since 6/3 I now weigh 98lbs?

Colonoscopy and EGD: Bright red Blood in stool could be from Hemorrhoids or Diverticulosis. Confirmed by Direct exam like Flex Sig, or Colonoscopy.
With Horse voice and Vomiting and Bitter taste are all suggestive of Esophagitis from Reflux of Gastric Acid. For this you need Upper Endoscopy.
Please stop smoking. Try OTC Pepcid (famotidine) or Omeprazole.
Weight loss is concerning.. Best wishes
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Passing blood in stool?

Not normal. D/w MD: Passing blood in stool is always abnormal and needs to be discussed with your doctor and needs further evaluation. It may be caused by many factors such as hemorrhoidal bleeding, cracking on anal canal (anal fissures), infection/inflammation on intestines or stomach, ulcers, rupture of blood vessels, growth, cancer, etc. Discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does blood in stool signify?

What does blood in stool signify?

Many causes: Blood in the stool can be caused by a variety of problems. You need to be seen by a health care professional. ...Read more

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What to do if I have blood in stool?

What to do if I have blood in stool?

Agree wi Dr Kaplan: 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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What is the cause of blood in stool?

Get an examination: You need to get a medical check up to find the cause of the blood in your stool. The most common cause is hemorroids but the most serious reason could be cancer in the large bowel. Only a medical examination by your doctor can tell the difference between the two. So get a medical check up done soon. ...Read more

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Blood in stool and sometimes just blood?

Blood in stool and sometimes just blood?

Agree wi Dr. Borade: Please seek medical assessment. Possible causes of blood in stool include: fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, cancer, ulcers, infections, inflammation, Diverticular disease & Angiodysplasia. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of blood in stool?

What are the possible causes of blood in stool?

Blood in stool: Can be caused by hemorrhoids, polyps, anal fissure, colon cancer, diverticulitis. Diagnostic work up may include a flex sigmoidoscopy or colonscopy. ...Read more

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Could there be blood in stool if the stool is hard?

Fissure: Yes, hard stool passage can cause small tears called fissures of the anus and cause blood, especially on the tissue. Straining at stool can lead to hemorrhoids which can also bleed. Best to have your medical doctor take a look just to rule out anything more serious. ...Read more

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Why is there blood in stool I filled up the toielt?

Why is there blood in stool I filled up the toielt?

Blood in stool.: The red color in toilet is likely blood tinged toilet water - it isn't likely that the entire toilet bowl is filled with blood. It is important to have this evaluated. Possible causes of blood in stool include: fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, cancer, ulcers, infections, inflammation, Diverticular disease & Angiodysplasia. ...Read more

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Potential or coincidental causes for blood in stool?

Potential or coincidental causes for blood in stool?

Blood in stool: 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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What to do if I have blood in stool what could this be?

What to do if I have blood in stool what could this be?

Seek medical eval: 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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Could you tell me what are all the leads to of blood in stool?

Causes: Possible causes include: fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, cancer, infections or inflammation. Get evaluated if more than a one time occurence. ...Read more

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What causes blood in stool? (bowl movement) (

What causes blood in stool? (bowl movement) (

Blood in stool?: Many things i, e colon cancer, polyps, hemorrhoid. If u have not done a recent colonoscopy, my advise " do colonoscopy". Good luck. ...Read more

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Blood in stool?

Blood in stool?

Not normal, get help: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.G rectal trauma), but evaluation is always appropriate. A rule of thumb (but not absolute): black stool means bleeding comes from upper GI tract; grape jelly stool from small bowel; silver stool from biliary tree; burgundy stool from right colon; red blood from left colon to anus. ...Read more

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Blood in stool?

Blood in stool?

See below: The most common causes of blood in the stool are hemorrhoids and an anal fissure (tear in anus). Other causes include cancer, poyps, diverticulosis, angioectasia and colitis. Anyone with blood in their stool should discuss this with their doctor as further evaluation is necessary. ...Read more

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Blood in stool?

Blood in stool?

Get checked: Blood always needs an explanation, but is also common to many benign problems, like hemorrhoids, anal fissures and overall irritated lower GI tract for many possible reasons. However, it is also probably the most reliable sign of serious problems, cancer being one of them, so go and get checked! ...Read more

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What is blood in stool?

What is blood in stool?

Many answers: There are many causes of blood in the stool. Some like rectal fissure or hemorrhoids are uncomfortable but are generally benign. Others like cancer or inflammatory bowel disease generally carry a more serious prognosis. Either way, if you have blood when you have a bowel movement (bm), you should see a doctor for further evaluation. ...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


Feces (Definition)

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