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Home Remedies For Gastrointestinal Bleeding
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
What is the right treatment for a heart patient who has suffered from gastrointestinal bleeding due to ibuprofen?
Black, tarry stools: Bleeding in the gastrointestinal (gi, gut) tract can be unnoticed if low amounts and intermittent. Lower GI bleeds can result in bright red blood per rectum (brbpr) or maroon stools. Bleeding in the upper GI tract passes through the bowels and gets transformed to a black tarry, or sometimes called "coffee grounds" look. A simple test for blood is the fecal (stool) occult blood test. ...Read more
MANY: There are many causes for a gastrointestinal bleed. To name a few: ulcers, varices, cancer, medications, arterial venous malformations, polyps and hemorrhoids. The best thing is to see a gastroenterologist who can perform and upper endoscopy and/or colonoscopy to find the cause and provide the best treatment. ...Read more
EASY ~ TELL HIM: Most importantly is to inform your healthcare provider and get evaluated soon. ...Read more
Blood in GI Tract: 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 its called GI bleeding ...Read more
It can: It can. You can bleed from varices: dilated blood vessels in the esophagus. People with cirrhosis can also bleed from the usual causes, such as gastritis and ulcers, especially if they're drinking. It's generally recommended that people with cirrhosis get an upper endoscopy to find out whether they have varices, since there are things that can be done to prevent them from bleeding. ...Read more
Maybe: Digested blood from the upper GI tract is usually black, marroon and or tarry/loose in consistency. If you think you may be having GI blood loss you should always see your doctor for evaluation. There are simple tests which can be done on stool to evaluate for the presence of blood. Anytime you have copious amounts of black tarry stool or bright blood in stool seek immediate evaluation. ...Read more
Depends: This strongly depends on the cause of the bleeding. Any undiagnosed GI bleeding warrants further evaluation. There are several potentially minor and self limited causes for bleeding, but there are also some very concerning or dangerous causes like cancers or ulcers. If you don't have a diagnosis for bleeding, then see your doctor. ...Read more
CALL YOUR DOCTOR NOW: Yes, certain medications can predispose you to GI bleeding for example: aspirin, motrin, coumadin, (warfarin) Plavix to name a few. Call your healthcare provider and inform him of your concern. If you have symptoms by all means go to er: bleeding, fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, dizziness, chest pain. Call your doctor, its never the wrong thing to do. ...Read more
I had small amount of black in stool once and next time the stool was all brown was that a sign of gastrointestinal bleeding? No other symptoms
Aspirin causes gastrointestinal bleeding. So what should I take if prior stroke and broken pelvis?
Hello. I would like to ask about the causes and treatment for per rectal bleeding in a 23 years old male. It has been 6 months, on and off, bright red, slight pain in anus, symptom relieved by increased fluid intake and fibre, no loss of weight or appetit
Hemorrhoids: Nice description of hemorrhoid bleeding. Keep a good balance of fiber (5-6 servings of fruit / vege a day) and hydration (enough liquid to have clear urine 4-5 times a day - not what you get with beer or coffee) and he should have durable relief. Otc hemorrhoid rx may help. If not, or if the bleeding or pain worsens he may have a higher grade of hemorrhoid or fissure and shoul see a doc. ...Read more
Blood in the stool is never "normal". However, bright anal blood on the outside of stool is usually from hemorrhoids (swollen anal veins). They are not serious and warm baths with epsom salts and a cream like anusol will help.
However, if the bleeding is persistent, do see a doctor for an examination.
All the best, peter wilk, md. ...Read more
Bleeding out of anus, when sitting. Over a tablespoon of blood I have hemeroids, but there's no blood in stool. Just when im sitting or on the toilet.
I have black flecks in stool for 2 months. As blood in stool from upper GI bleeding must be completely mixed in the stool, what can these flecks be?
Black flecks in BM: Licorice, spinach, beets, iron pills, undigested stuff. ...Read more
I have hemorrhoids and the dr. Has given medicated suppository but is it normal to have frequent bleeding and blood in stool? Cuz it kind of worries me
Hi. I have an issue with bleeding from rectum. No blood in stool, just when I wipe. There is also slight leakage. There is no pain, just slight discomfort at times. I did have a bit of constipation recently, but that was resolved. Please help.
Anal problems: These can be quite common problems. A doctor may need to investigate if the problems persist or become worse. Significant bleeding, pain or more leakage would make me concerned. A GI doctor is probably best suited to help with these types of issues. Constipation should be managed and prevented at all costs - especially if things are already inflammed. You probably know to take alot of water/fruits ...Read more
A lot of bright red blood in stool. The first bit of poop was hard, but the rest was just mush. The bleeding stopped after I was done. Causes?
Probable hemorroids: That said you should have you MD check it out. ...Read more
I went off the pill 3 months ago and have since only had 1 period. I have period like cramps but no bleeding. Mucous and blood in stool as well.
Bcp's stop/no period: Your "normal cycle" usually starts within 4-6 weeks after stopping bcp's, unless prior to taking the bcp's you had very irregular periods (as in PCOS). If your prior cycles were regular, you should obtain a serum HCG test to make certain you are not pregnant. Ask your healthcare provider to refer you as well to a GI specialist for your bowel symptoms. ...Read more
You need: To see a GI doctor or colorectal surgeon, sooner rather than later before it becomes a life threatening emergency! This does not seem like something you should wait on for a few days to "see if it gets better". If necessary go to the nearest emergency room! Take this situation very seriously. ...Read more
Emergency room visit: It is advisable to go to the emergency room if you feel you are having such large amounts of bright red blood per rectum, especially with associated symptoms - this could indicate a serious problem or it may just be a bleeding hemorrhoid - regardless, you should have a physician evaluate you sooner rather than later, especially if you develop low blood pressure and/or light headedness. ...Read more
Blood in stool: Suspicious but your age is in your favor unless a strong family history of colon or breast cancer. Likely another cause. I would see your PCP. ...Read more
Cirrhosis & hemorrhoids with bright red blood in stool can this just be swollen bleeding hemorrhoids or something more serious, help?
Every time a patient: With cirrhosis and ascites who develop GI bleeding, the patient should be evaluated by his gastroenterologist asap. If you have any neurological symptoms like lethargy, dizziness, confusion, headache, tremors, rapid heart beating, near fainting, sweating please go to an emergency room asap. Also if the bleeding is profuse. ...Read more
1wk post delivery and having painful bowl movements. No blood in stool, just normal bleeding from delivery. No straining and have headaches. Normal?
It may help to take a stool softener, or better yet a fiber laxative like Metamucil. Drink enough water so that your urine is mostly colorless.
You may also increase your intake of fiber foods: Consult this site for fiber foods.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948 ...Read more
When liver cirrhosis blood in stool made colonoscopy there is no proof bleeding everything is normal what is reason for bleeding? How can I diagnose
If I have light bleeding of the anus (though no blood in stool) and pain during bowel movements, what is wrong with me and how do I cure it?
See your doctor: True...This may just be external hemorrhoids but you need to have someone look into it. ...Read more
When colon cancer reach a level that causes anemia blood in stool became visible or stool became dark or rectal bleeding has started am I right?
I have thin stool occasionally and pain in the right lumbar region. Blood in stool sometimes. Went to doctor for bleeding and was told is anal fissure?
Confusing question: An anal fissure is either evident on physical exam or suspected by the bright red blood that coats the stool as it exits. Blood from higher in the intestines has time to break down and begin to darken or gel. Bleeding from the esophagus or stomach would be partially digested by acid and enzymes and be black or coffee ground in appearan I can't put together the issue of lumbar pain and bloody stool. ...Read more
Both: Or none. Bleeding may not be seen only occult blood Speak to your doctor if you are concerned at the age of 19 ...Read more
Bleeding in rectal, exam shows blood in stool & hemorrhoids, have loose stool, rare for solids. Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) safely to help loosen impacted stool?
Yes you can: Use a dose (17 gm packets) daily, but also recommend you start taking supplemental fiber (like metamucil or equivalent) along with. This will help you be more regular naturally. Once you feel you have "cleaned out" somewhat - stop the MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) but continue the fiber on a daily basis. Also try warm soaks on your hemorrhoids, and topical creams with steroid (hc) may help, too. ...Read more
You need to get: To a specialist right away. It sounds like you are having an acute flare up. This can result in a life-threatening emergency. ...Read more