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I have diarrhea and my poop have blood. What is it?

I have diarrhea and my poop have blood. What is it?

Time to see the doc!: You describe high fevers, body aches, diarrhea, and now blood in your stools. This strongly suggests a more serious cause of your diarrhea, and further tests are needed. You should be seeing a doctor in the next day or so, using the Emergency Department if you can't otherwise get seen. Please start working on this. ...Read more

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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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My son is 2 years 6 months and his is having diarrhea 4-5 times a day for 9 months now. The blood and stool tests are normal.

My son is 2 years 6 months and his is having diarrhea 4-5 times a day for 9 months now. The blood and stool tests are normal.

Referral: This problem lasting this long is something to definitely pursue. Ask your son's doctor to refer you to a pediatric intestinal specialist. Even if it requires a drive and time to get to one, it's important. They will do more tests but then they will be able to sort out what the problem is and how best to treat it. ...Read more

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I've had diarrhea for over 7 days. Often the stool appears to be only thick mucus with light reddish/pink streaks. How do I know if that is blood?

I've had diarrhea for over 7 days. Often the stool appears to be only thick mucus with light reddish/pink streaks. How do I know if that is blood?

COLITIS: You might have a serious medical condition called colitis. Colitis can be caused by many things, including autoimmune disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, or serious bacterial infections such as Clostridium difficile. You must see your doctor immediately, to discover the reason for your diarrhea, and start treatment right away. Your doctor will obtain a stool sample, and maybe a CT scan. ...Read more

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Started off with thin, flaky like stool, not diarrhea though x1 month. Then last night it was thick mucous with streaks of blood. What could this be?

Started off with thin, flaky like stool, not diarrhea though x1 month. Then last night it was thick mucous with streaks of blood. What could this be?

Age and diet: Are very important in stool texture cand character. The change in character and blood are of concern, but difficult to interpret without knowing more. If bleeding persists, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your stool has a little blood in it when it's hard and none when stool is in diarrhea form?

What does it mean when your stool has a little blood in it when it's hard and none when stool is in diarrhea form?

Maybe straining but: ...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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What is the most likely cause when stool is half mucus chunks, unsolid diarrhea, bright blood in mucus. Nervously waiting on results.

What is the most likely cause when stool is half mucus chunks, unsolid diarrhea, bright blood in mucus. Nervously waiting on results.

Help while waiting: I'm pleased that you've begun the process of diagnostic evaluation. Test results should not take too long although they may lead to more questions and more tests and more waiting. During this time, your doctors can provide support. Both consultations to provide you with prognostic scenarios and anti-anxiety meds on a short term basis. Psychotherapy can be a big help for many facing medical issues. ...Read more

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I have had very bad diarrhea for 2 months. So far Dr's can't figure out why through blood and stool tests. Could it be caused by stress?

I have had very bad diarrhea for 2 months. So far Dr's can't figure out why through blood and stool tests. Could it be caused by stress?

It could be caused: By stress. Other possibilities could be IBS, side effect of medications and complications of other medical problems that you already have. ...Read more

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I started having diarrhea five days ago. It was "normal" diarrhea the first two days. Since then I have had blood and a thick mucus in my stool.?

I started having diarrhea five days ago. It was "normal" diarrhea the first two days. Since then I have had blood and a thick mucus in my stool.?

See your doctor: Bloody diarrhea is always a reason to see your doctor right away. It could be anything from a bacterial infection, to a bleeding vessel, to inflammatory bowel disease. ...Read more

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I've had some diarrhea for 2-3 days and today I've had some blood in my stool. Wasn't worried about the diarrhea at first cuz my daughter had it to.

I've had some diarrhea for 2-3 days and today I've had some blood in my stool. Wasn't worried about the diarrhea at first cuz my daughter had it to.

Variable problem: When blood is mixed in diarrhea it generally means significant irritation of the bowel wall as will occur with salmonella or shigella (bacteria) infections. Most people get through this with no specific complications but some strains produce real problems in small kids or the elderly who may need hospital care. A stool study can confirm this agent. ...Read more

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A little ill with diarrhea and possibly blood in my stool. The diarrhea is a few days old and blood in last day or so. 45 y/o M, 6'1", 235#. Ideas?

A little ill with diarrhea and possibly blood in my stool. The diarrhea is a few days old and blood in last day or so. 45 y/o M, 6'1", 235#. Ideas?

Several causes: Blood and diarrhea can be associated with several infectious etiologies like Ecoli0157:H7, Shigella and the like. Irritation to the intestinal lining may cause bleeding as well. Fissures, hemorrhoids. The list goes on. Malignancy can do the same. But less likely associated with the diarrhea component. Best thing is to see a Gastroenterologist with a possible colonoscopy. ...Read more

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This year my stool went from hard with blood to diarrhea and now back to hard with blood? Is this normal? Or should I go to the doctor?

This year my stool went from hard with blood to diarrhea and now back to hard with blood? Is this normal? Or should I go to the doctor?

See a doctor soon: Blood in the stool is never normal. If you have known bleeding hemorrhoids or an anal fissure, probably this doesn't need to be checked out. But if the exact cause is uncertain, see a doctor soon. Even at your young age, some cases of rectal or intestinal bleeding can be quite dangerous, so don't mess around with this. Good luck! ...Read more

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6 months of diarrhea. Stool sample and blood tests all normal. Any easy ideas of what may be the cause? No specific pattern with foods or anything.

6 months of diarrhea. Stool sample and blood tests all normal. Any easy ideas of what may be the cause? No specific pattern with foods or anything.

The Microbiome...: Great thought question. However, it isn't all about infection or a food allergy - we recently are beginning to understand the role of the community of micro- organisms in the gut (the microbiome).
By altering the natural composition and exposure to certain foods early in life, our immune system over-reacts to certain proteins and microbes that would otherwise be harmless. ...Read more

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Diarrhea once a day in morning for three weeks lost 10 pounds GI sent me for blood and stool test no pain scaredofcrohns 16 yrs. Brat diet for 14 days?

Diarrhea once a day in morning for three weeks lost 10 pounds GI sent me for blood and stool test no pain scaredofcrohns 16 yrs. Brat diet for 14 days?

Diarrhea: I can understand while you are worried but wait for the test results as this may still be a problem that will resolve. ...Read more

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My husband has been suffering with bouts of diarrhea and then constipation. Now he has blood in his stool. Should he go to the ER?

My husband has been suffering with bouts of diarrhea and then constipation. Now he has blood in his stool. Should he go to the ER?

Depends: If it is a lot of blood or his is feeling very ill, dizzy or any other concerns, yes. If this has been going on for a while and he is otherwise feeling alright, contact his doctor. .. He may be able to see him in the office. ...Read more

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Diarrhea and urinating that feels like acid.... Also blood coming out of anus. Haven't been sexually active in four years. Need help?

Seek medical help: Rectal bleeding could be from external or internal hemorrhoids especially if blood is bright red. But there is no way to correctly diagnose online. Please see a doctor as soon as possible for prompt diagnoses, treatment and reassurance. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sudden diarrhea after drinking pepsi? Battling diarrhea for 2 weeks and pepsi makes it worse? 25yo f. Abd xray, blood work, stool samples normal

Sudden diarrhea after drinking pepsi? Battling diarrhea for 2 weeks and pepsi makes it worse? 25yo f. Abd xray, blood work, stool samples normal

Check out this link: Stopping soda intake is the most sensible thing to do. Eating apples and bananas and taking peptobismol and immodium would help. Take care! Http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/508351-what-ingredient-is-in-coke-that-causes-diarrhea/#page=1. ...Read more

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When I have diarrhea, I feel burn in anus and see blood on tissue paper small dots. Is this bleed usually due to hemorrhoid? (Only in diarrhea)

When I have diarrhea, I feel burn in anus and see blood on tissue paper small dots. Is this bleed usually due to hemorrhoid? (Only in diarrhea)

Usually it is: If the blood is bright red the implication is that it is being generated near the end of the GI tract so we think hemorrhoids. You could have an anal fissure or two and that would leave blood on the outside of a hard stool (think of a barber pole). ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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