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Dark Brown Blood In Stool
Hi, I've noticed dark brown mucus in rectum after every BM. Is this mucus mixed with my stool or something else? Have not seen any blood in stool.
See doctor: And get checked and diagnosed then it can be treated, ...Read more
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
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
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
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
I have blood in stool somtimes its color dark red and somtimes its color fresh red? Is it dangerous? But it is not always happend to me. I don't feel pain
Bright red blood once when expelled gas. No blood in stool. Stool normal brown color. Have hemorrhoids. What else might cause this?
Need evaluation: Likely hemorrhoids. But better get the evaluation. ...Read more
Bad (crippling) stomach cramps, dark green stool and blood in stool which is often quite loose or hard to go what's happening? (Been about a month)
With blood in stool: You should see a GI and be checked. ...Read more
Painful breasts, smelly discharge, blood in stool and vagina. My discharge is either bright red, dark or white?
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
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
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
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
Er 2day w/severe back pain following straining w/bm (ongoing constip & dark blood in stool). diangosis w/high WBC + pneumomediastinum (cat scan). No asthma, no perf in esoph or lungs. .. What's going on?
Sounds serious: You should go to an emergency room or contact your doctor asap. This doesn't sound good. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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