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Food Poisoning Blood In Stool
What happens if one poop blood? I have seen my gp and he said I have to do a stool sample. Could this be hemorrhoids or food poisoning?
Not food poisoning.: Certainly could be hemorrhoids but more serious issues can cause this as well. Best see your doctor. ...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
Could you pick blood out of stool/would it be little pieces or would you think that's food? I eat tomatoes a lot. What would blood in stool look like
Would blood in stool present as solid, light red, very small pieces that you can pick out? Or would you think food?
That's food: Blood appears as bright red or black. The latter is transformed blood high up in GI tract that has reached the distal bowel. Bright red blood is from an actively bleeding site such as a fissure, internal hemorrhoid or from a colonic lesion in the distal left colon above rectum that has bleed due to irritation from formed stool. Light red pieces are from injested material. ...Read more
How can I tell difference between blood in stool and pieces of food? I ate a lot of watermelon yesterday. My next bm was full of red, stringy things?
Probably food: If you want to determine if red stuff in your stool is blood or food, when you use toilet paper to clean yourself, blood will stain the paper red, while food will not stain, but remain whole on the paper. Also, blood will usually make the commode water reddish like food coloring in water, while food in stool will not run like that. You can ask your doctor for a stool guaiac test to be sure. ...Read more
I have been unable to retain food, I am increasingly tired, I have c.O.P.D, I also have what's often I have a lot of bright colored blood in stool. Help?
Tired blood in stool: Yoy need to see a gastroenterologist, you need a colonoscopy and upper endoscopy to find out what is wrong with you, tiredness can be due to COPD combined with anemia due to blood loss.After the diagnosis of your condition after the scopes you can be treated for blood loss, depending on the amount of blood loss and hemoglobin. Copd treatment with inhalation therapy should continue as well. ...Read more
Needing to poo frequently and blood in stool. For months, usually after eating greasy food. Generally my diet is quite good, m/20?
See a doctor: Blood in your stool is never normal and should not be overlooked. You need to go get checked out by a doctor. ...Read more
I have been having blood in stool, had galbladder out. I have MS, don't take any narcotics. I eat healthy foods, what could be reason?
Several reasons: Starting from the anus and rectum, all the way up to your mouth. Nature of blood: is it fresh, blood clots, dark stools, or black tarry stools? Other symptoms as pain, urgency, spasms, etc. Better see your doctor for evaluation and referral to gastroenterologist if needed, most of time, it is something minor and would resolve, best wishes ...Read more
I have blood in stool or undigested food. But I have no other symptoms should I get checked out. Water doesn't turn red after bowel movement. Age 16?
Burning sensation in stomach after eating certain foods for few years. Doctor said if it was a stomach ulcer I would have blood in stool by now. True?
Hard to see blood in:
Blood is often difficult to see when it is in small amounts /mixed with stools.
The commonest cause of symptoms like you have is acid reflux (one/ of 5 people have it). Usually it causes lots of burps and regurgitation of acid/food in the throat/ mouth. A short trial of an antacid like Pepcid (famotidine) at bed time daily might help clarify the cause. There are stronger antacids you can use, if Pepcid (famotidine) helps. ...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
Rather than worry: Blood in the stool can be from many causes...From a lesion to infection to hemorrhoids...Regardless, it needs to be checked out. Instead of worrying, go see your family doc for a check-up sooner rather than later.. ...Read more
Hemorrhoid/fissure: At your age, without a family history of polyposis or colon cancer, it probably means either a hemorrhoid or an anal fissure from constipation if it is bright red. If it is not bright red, the bleeding could be from further up in the GI tract. Please see your physician to find out. ...Read more
Not always okay:
Please see your physician within 1-2 weeks if you have blood in stool.
You need further evaluation. ...Read more
G.I. bleeding: Bleeding in the digestive tract can occur from any portion of the digestive tract from the mouth to the rectum. It can be overt (red, maroon, or black) to completely invisible (occult bleeding). Any blood in the digestive tract warrants a work up. ...Read more
No: Palafer usually refers to iron supplements. It can make your stool appear black and possibly look like bleeding but usually I would expect such a medication being used for people who have blood loss from other causes such as GI related diseases. Patient should see a local gastroenterologist if any signs of bleeding reported in the stool. ...Read more
Various things: Bright red blood can be an anal fissure. Blood mixed throughout stool warrants a visit to the doctor. Bloody loose stool could be salmonella or similar bacterial infection. Can also indicate a polyp. If persists more than a day or two see the doctor...And if accompanied by fever or intense cramping see doctor. ...Read more
Several thoughts.: If stools otherwise look normal in color and consistency, then could be hemorrhoids or anal fissure. If accompanied by diarrhea and episodic, could be ulcerative colitis or other inflammatory colitis. If stools are black and tarry, could be stomach ulcer or gastritis. Unfortunately there are several thoughts depending on actual presentation of blood. ...Read more
Yes frm dietary heme: You can have false positive reading that is caused from dietary heme (from red meat)- thus you should avoid red meat, poultry, fish, some raw vegetables (turnips, horseradish, etc.), and vitamin, aspirin, nsaids - 3 to 5 days prior to checking the fecal occult blood test. In addition, repeating the test- 2 slides each time from 3 separate bm-is recommended to increase sensitivity and accuracy. ...Read more
Go see your doctor: Blood in the stool is often a serious problem and msut be investigated as the cause can be simple as hemorrhoids or something very serious like cancer of the rectum or large intestine. So do not ignore it. Alchol itself is unlikely to be a direct cause, yet it can cause gastritis or stomach ulcers which tend to bleed. So better find out what is wrong before you get into a swerious or lifethreaten. ...Read more
Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze. . . are all ...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
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