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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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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

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

Various colors: Make sure by doing a hemocult test. It depends where the blood originates, what the color is. If you are hemocult positive, you may need a colonoscopy. Hopefully it is just your diet. All the best ...Read more

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Would blood in stool present as solid, light red, very small pieces that you can pick out? Or would you think food?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Needing to poo frequently and blood in stool. For months, usually after eating greasy food. Generally my diet is quite good, m/20?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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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Men with blood in stool?

Men with blood in stool?

See doc: It could be hemrrhoids but also could be something serious like colon cancer. See your doc for rectal exam, blood test and possibly colonoscopy. ...Read more

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No pain with blood in stool?

Blood in stool: This could be many issues involving the lower intestinal tract. The most common cause is hemorrhoids but other more serious conditions such as colon cancer can cause this. See your regular doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What to do about blood in stool?

Med eval.: If a more than one time occurrence, please have it medically evaluated. ...Read more

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Medical term for blood in stool is?

Medical term for blood in stool is?

Several: Melena or hematochezia. The former usually is tarry black and the latter is more fresh looking blood. Both need to be quickly evaluated and a diagnosis and treatment initiated promptly. ...Read more

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What does blood in stool for me mean?

What does blood in stool for me mean?

MD visit: At your age (unless you have a very strong family history) it's probably hemorrhoids but blood in the stool is never normal and should be evaluated. See your doc asap. ...Read more

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Microscopic blood in stool could mean what?

Microscopic blood in stool could mean what?

A lot of things: Could be from polyp or cancer of the colon, crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulosis, stomach ulcer, stomach cancer and other diseases. Any disorder or lesion of the gastrointestinal tract which bleeds could cause microscopic blood in stool. ...Read more

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Blood in stool. I am worried. Please help me?

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

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What can it mean if you have blood in stool?

What can it mean if you have blood in stool?

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

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I'm having symptoms of blood in stool at 16 please help?

I'm having symptoms of blood in stool at 16 please help?

Not always okay: Please see your physician within 1-2 weeks if you have blood in stool.
You need further evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Blood in stool?

What is the definition or description of: Blood in stool?

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

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I'm 34 and recently I have noticed blood in stool. What's going on?

I'm 34 and recently I have noticed blood in stool. What's going on?

Uncertain. Get 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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Seen blood in stool and urine?

Get checked: Not much here to go with, but you need to get checked out. ...Read more

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Can palafer cause blood in stool?

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

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17 year old boy with blood in stool?

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

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What causes bright red blood in stool?

What causes bright red blood in stool?

Bleeding: Not much else besides bleeding. If bright red blood, you need to see your doctor. Most likely cause is hemorrhoids. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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18 years with blood in stool any ideas?

18 years with blood in stool any ideas?

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

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What to do if bright red blood in stool?

What to do if bright red blood in stool?

Not normal-see MD: Please see your physician within 1-2 weeks if you have blood in stool.
You need further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can slow carb diet cause blood in stool?

Can slow carb diet cause blood in stool?

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

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I get blood in stool after drinking, why?

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

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

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


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