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Stool Is Bloody (Definition)

Stool is bloody is a symptom in which there is bright red or darker red coloring to stools. Red stools is presumed to have fairly fresh blood in the stools (old blood in the stools would ...Read more


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What should I do if I think my stool is bloody?

What should I do if I think my stool is bloody?

Seek help soon: Blood with stooling is not normal. Many times, in young healthy patients it may reflect little more than an anal fissure or hemorrhoidal source. Alarm signs or symptoms include: weakness, dizziness, abdominal pain/tenderness, fever. Inflammatory bowel diease, ischemic gut, cancer are among the greatest concern that obligate you seek medical evaluation & treatment asap. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my stool is bloody? It's not really painful when I use the bathroom but there's blood.

What does it mean if my stool is bloody? It's not really painful when I use the bathroom but there's blood.

See Doctor: There should not be any blood in your stool--but small bits / streaks on the outside of the stool can be from constipation / hemorrhoids / straining. If it is more than that, it should be evaluated by a doctor, probably in the er. ...Read more

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Everytime I go to the washroom, my stool is bloody as well as the water. When I wipe I notice that it varies from bright to dark red. What could it be?

Everytime I go to the washroom, my stool is bloody as well as the water. When I wipe I notice that it varies from bright to dark red. What could it be?

Time to get checked: 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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My stool is bloody and I am weak , very pale! prefer to be always in bed because of the severe headache. It's been three day.

My stool is bloody and I am weak , very pale!  prefer to be always in bed because of the severe headache. It's been three day.

Seek help now v: It sounds like you are bleeding internally, probably in your GI tract somewhere. You need to seek medical help asap. This condition could be very very dangerous. ...Read more

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What could mimic dark bloody stool? Months now of maroon-tinged sticky gunk (mucus?) with & w/o stool. Looks like blood but home occult test neg + GI workup found no blood source. Not anemic either.

What could mimic dark bloody stool? Months now of maroon-tinged sticky gunk (mucus?) with & w/o stool. Looks like blood but home occult test neg + GI workup found no blood source. Not anemic either.

Like red wine?: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications ; supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, ; other factors. Consider what supplements you consume regularly, foods frequently eaten, or any other ingestants or medications taken (a lot of red-colored beverages?). ...Read more

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What does "bloody stool" mean?

Nothing that should : Be ignored, but rather needs immediate attention. Can be infectious, inflammatory such as ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease, tumor, hemorrhoids. Or even from an upper intestinal problem such as ulcer or meckels diverticulum. You need to be evaluated promptly. ...Read more

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What dose bloody stool means ?

What dose bloody stool means 
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Possibilities: Include bleeding from hemorrhoids, diverticulosis, infectious diarrhea, cancer, arterio-venous malformations, crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. Also, an ulcer, bleeding disorder, or a polyp. If you are having bloody stool you need to be seen by a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What does having a bloody stool mean?

See a doctor!: Blood in stool has many causes, some benign, some worrisome, some bad. Only a doctor trained in evaluation of the GI tract can differentiate between these, but blood always needs an explanation. ...Read more

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