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Dr. K. Mujib Haque
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Digestive Bleeding (Definition)

Digestive bleeding is also known as Gastrointestinal bleeding. Digestive bleeding is a clinical finding in which a person has bleeding in his digestive system. The digestive system starts from the mouth, goes to the throat, esophagus, stomach, and intestines, and ends at the anus. Bleeding in this system can cause red or ...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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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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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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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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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 at bed time daily might help clarify the cause. There are stronger antacids you can use, if Pepcid 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 or Omeprazole . Weight loss is concerning. . Best wishes ...Read more

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Blood in stool?

Blood in stool?

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

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What does blood in stool signify?

What does blood in stool signify?

Many causes: Blood in the stool can be caused by a variety of problems. You need to be seen by a health care professional. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Food Poisoning (Definition)

Food poisoning, also known as foodborne illness, is an illness coming from food contaminated by bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins, or other substances. Anyone can be at risk, but pregnant women, older adults, and people with chronic ...Read more


Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Gastrointestinal Bleeding (Definition)

Gastrointestinal bleeding is bleeding that occurs anywhere in the digestive tract (which runs from the mouth to the anus). Blood may be seen in vomit or stool. Common causes include infections, hemorrhoids, and damage to the lining ...Read more