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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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I have bloody diarrhea, what to do?

I have bloody diarrhea, what to do?

Bloody diarrrhea: Can be a medical emergency. Please go to the emergency room. Take care.

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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


Dr. Michael Ein Dr. Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
44 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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I have bloody diarrhea. What do I do?

I have bloody diarrhea. What do I do?

See below: Bloody diarrhea can be self limited and due to a viral infection associated with hemorrhoids. It can also be caused by severe bacterial infections, colitis, diverticulosis and colon cancers. See your doctor and get checked out.

Dr. Hillel Naon Dr. Naon
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
39 years in practice
Technion Israel Institute of Technology Faculty of Medicine (TeAMS)
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Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Can I die from bloody diarrhea if I ignore it?

Can I die from bloody diarrhea if I ignore it?

Maybe: Blood in the stool can come from local benign bleeding like hemorrhoids or anal fissures, or from more serious issues such as diverticula and colonic cancer. You could die from one of these or from serious blood loss if neglected. You should seek attention from your family doctor or a GI specialist and soon.

Dr. Sarah Kohl Dr. Kohl
Travel Medicine
31 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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What is the definition or description of: bloody diarrhea?

What is the definition or description of: bloody diarrhea?

Diarrhea with Blood: Bloody diarreha results when the intestinal wall is irritated. You will see red blood in your poop. This can be from an infection, chronic disease, or trauma. If you develop bloody diarrhea with or without fever go to your doctor for further evaluation.

Dr. Michael Ein Dr. Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
44 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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Is it true that massive bloody diarrhea for several months normal?

Is it true that massive bloody diarrhea for several months normal?

NO: You know that bloody diarrhea is not normal. If you have the symptoms you listed you need to see your doctor to be checked out for colitis and other serious conditions.

Dr. Romanth Waghmarae Dr. Waghmarae
Pain Management
35 years in practice
Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of the Witwatersrand
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What could cause bloody diarrhea for about 6 days, with no pain anywhere?

What could cause bloody diarrhea for about 6 days, with no pain anywhere?

Bloody diarrhea: This is not normal. Causes can include - hemorrhoids, cancer, polyps, inflammation. You must see your doctor.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What do you advise if I had bloody diarrhea today and I would like opinions as to what caused it?

Bloody diarrhea: Warrants prompt medical evaluation. Possible causes include inflammatory and infectious conditions.

Dr. Faiz Shakir Dr. Shakir
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
11 years in practice
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
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Is colitis always accompanied by bloody diarrhea?

Not always: Colitis comes in different forms (I.e. ulcerative, ischemic, microscopic, etc) and different levels of severity. Bloody diarrhea usually implies severe inflammation.

Dr. Alfredo Garcia Dr. Garcia
Pediatrics
52 years in practice
University of the City of Manila College of Medicine
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What bacteria causes bloody diarrhea?

Bloody diarrhea: Bacteria that cause bloody diarrhea include salmonella, shigella, e. Coli, campylobacter and, possibly, listeria.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Should I go to school with bloody diarrhea?

Should I go to school with bloody diarrhea?

No: Bloody diarrhea can be a medical emergency. Recommend getting care at an emergency room.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin Dr. Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
24 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Is bloody diarrhea a sign of e.Coli infestation?

Is bloody diarrhea a sign of e.Coli infestation?

Sometimes: Bloody diarrhea can been seen with toxic strains of e.Coli like the strain e coli: 0157:h7 of which there is an outbreak in germany. Bloody diarrhea can also be a sign of ulcerative colitis or other invasive bacteria like salmonella, shigella, campylobacter.

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Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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What should I do to prepare for colonoscopy because of bloody diarrhea?

You will get instruc: You will get instructions. You need to be on medications that do not cause bleeding like aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications, fish oil to name a few. Your gastroenterologist and the staff well advise you but make sure you tell them all the medications you are on

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Dr. Mark Kuhnke Dr. Kuhnke
Surgery
36 years in practice
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
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I'm kinda glad I'm havin bloody diarrhea, in fact I hope it's something deathly so I won't have to deal with so many problems at 18 I'm gonna shoot my?

I'm kinda glad I'm havin bloody diarrhea, in fact I hope it's something deathly so I won't have to deal with so many problems at 18 I'm gonna shoot my?

Make a call: Eagle, please call your local mental health or suicide hotline. I'm concerned for your personal safety, by the tone of your comments. If you have bloody diarrhea, you may have inflammatory bowel disease, such as crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Please, talk to someone immediately, either your doctor or a community health phone line. Good luck.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Which treatment works the best and fastest for bloody diarrhea?

May be serious issue: Bloody diarrhea is not normal and deserves medical evaluation! Blood on toilet tissue or as a self-limited streak of blood on stool may be hemorrhoidal, anal fissure, or a local rectal process. However, seeing blood with diarrhea may be due to invasive infection, inflammatory bowel disease, ischemic colitis, caustic or mechanical damage (colonics), or even a brisk upper GI bleed. See a doctor!

Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy Dr. Ruiz-Healy
Pediatrics
35 years in practice
University of Anahuac School of Medicine
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What could cause bloody diarrhea in an infant with no symptoms?

What could cause bloody diarrhea in an infant with no symptoms?

Never Normal: Bloody bowel movements are never a normal event. The color of the blood sometimes gives you clues from where the blood comes from, the brighter the closer to the rectum and colon, the darker the higher in the g.I tract. It can be anything from a fissure in the anal opening due to hard stools, an infection, if your child has been in antibiotics, an allergy to milk, to bowel problems. Dr asap.

Dr. Lisa Hogan Dr. Hogan
Surgery
31 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bloody diarrhea?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bloody diarrhea?

Need diagnosis: Bloody diarrhea is just a symptom of a serious problem. You need to find out why you are having this symptom, so the problem can be addressed. A gastroenterologist or GI specialist can make this diagnosis. Problems that can cause this symptom include cancer, inflammatory bowel disease like ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease, hemorrhoids, and peptic ulcer disease.

Dr. Gregory Hines Dr. Hines
Family Medicine
20 years in practice
Saba University School of Medicine (coursework from 1/1/02 to present)
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What is the difference in the pathogenesis between watery and bloody diarrhea?

What is the difference in the pathogenesis between watery and bloody diarrhea?

Many things: Numerous types of bacterial and viral infections can cause diarrhea, some watery, some bloody, some with mucus. Be seen and tested for a diagnosis.

Bloody Diarrhea (Definition)

Bloody diarreha results when the intestinal wall is irritated. You will see red blood in your poop. This can be from an infection, chronic disease, or trauma. If you develop bloody diarrhea with or without fever go to your ...Read more


Dr. Ira Katz
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Bacterial Dysentery (Definition)

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