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How Long Does Blood In Stool Associated With Gastroenteritis Last
I recently had the stomach flu and had blood in stool. Went to ER said it will go away. I still see spots of blood in stool. Its been 7 days. Normal?
Not normal: It is never normal to have blood in your stools. That said, it doesn't mean it has to be due to something serious as hemorrhoids are both common & a common cause of blood in stool. Blood in the stool should be evaluated. If bright red or maroon then a lower GI tract scope (colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, proctoscopy) is first step. If black bloody stool then upper scope indicated. See a GI 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
Less than a week: Depends on how severe the intussusception was. Usually after successful radiographic reduction, blood in the stool should resolve within a week. If there is persistent lower GI bleeding, then need to consider other causes (eg polyps, meckel diverticulum, etc) that could account for both problems. ...Read more
Blood in stool: Blood in stool is abnormal and must be explained. If it's a tiny amount of bright red blood not mixed with stool, most likely hemorrhoids or an anal fissure caused it. If there is much blood mixed with stool more serious possibilities include diverticulosis, inflammatory bowel disease or a growth in the colon. For persistent, heavy bleeding evaluation in the hospital emergency room is needed. ...Read more
Random black tar stool 3 weeks. Night sweats last night today a lot of blood in stool. Is this emergency or can it wait 5 days for dr. Appt?
Emergency: Black and tarry stool for 3 weeks and today with a lot of fresh blood in stools indicates that you are most likely having GI (gastrointestinal) bleeding. I urge you to go to the er immediately for evaluation since GI bleeding can be severe and serious. All the best, hk. ...Read more
I've felt "something" under skin along right innerbutt cheek approx 2inches long and quite narrow for 2-3 weeks. Now I have bright red blood in stool.
Medical Examination: You need to have a doctor check and examine you. That is the only way to find out if it is something benign (like hemorrhoids) or it can even be cancerous. Only a doctor's examination can help you to sort it out. Do not ignore or delay this examination....it can be something serious and prove dangerous to your life. ...Read more
How to tell if I have colitis I only had mucus last week blood in stool dry stool no symptoms or pain I'm a hypochondria dr and nurse say I'm crazy?
I have been constipated and blotted. Last night I took a laxative and this morning had lg. Amount of blood in stool and I am nausiated. Serious?
Yes!: If you otherwise feel ok, call your doctor and be seen. If you continue having bleeding go to er. ...Read more
I went to dr that gave me my colon test 3 yrs ago for fresh blood in stool he was fairly sure it was a internal hemorriod how long can hemorriod bleed?
Bleeding hemorrhoid: Hemorrhoids can bleed as long as they are being irritated/abraded by hard stools or frequent stools or straining to have a bowel movement. Use stool softener (not laxative) &/or increased dietary fiber or fiber supplement with plenty of fluid. Use otc hemorrhoid preps to help shrink & calm inflammation of hemorrhoids. If bleeding persists, see doc again. ...Read more
What can cause on and off belly pains that has lasted a few months and bright red blood in stool on and off in a child?
Is it normal though after having a bloody stool for so long to have the red jelly looking blood in stool or after & bleed for rest of the day?
Bloody stool: Is never normal! Jelly looking blood is suggestive of clots. This is as close as it gets to a medical emergency. Do not delay and go to the nearest full service hospital er. Have someone drive you as the risk of rapid bleeding and shock is too high to risk driving yourself. ...Read more
Hello, I'm 19 years old, have had very occasional red blood in stool since last summer. Now some change in stool caliber. Parents say not to worry?
Sounds like you are: Constipated. Occasional blood in the stools are normal if you suffer from constipation.Change in caliber might be more concerning. You need to discuss this with your physician to be sure it is just constipation and not colon cancer or other medical conditions causing blood and change in stool caliber. Erring on the safe side. Please get checked. ...Read more
My 3 yo has had large stools lately. Got over GI BUG Last wk. Wears diapers. Last night and today noticed small mucus tinged w blood in stool. Worry?
Blood in stool.: If this continues would see your pediatrician. If it stops itself should be OK. Always better safe than sorry. ...Read more
I had constipation n some time watery stool on n off last 3d I had blood in stool notice drops if blood as well as irritating pain sitting is issue?
My 6 month old is having blood in stool for last 3 months, pus cells 10-12 and ph is 6.0 I am on no milk soy eggs nuts free diet. Please advise what w?
Thin stools, long and thin, sometimes thick and thin at the same time. No blood in stool, sometimes bright red on paper. Soft but strain...
I had mucus and little blood in stool called dr she said its from my diet last time I went for blood she gave my stool softener it helped what to do?
How long to wait for safe colonoscopy after colon resection? Polyp in rectum, blood in stool, no stoma.
Red stringy mucus in stool, pain in stomach- (had increased significantly during the summer), greenish stool colour, last year noticed blood in stool.
Major rectal pain every bowel. Doc says no hemmohroids. Blood in stool. Waiting 4 weeks for colonoscopy. Severe pain and itching all day long?
You may have:
A bothersome entity called "Fissure in an" which is a cracklike defect in you anal wall. This is VERY PAINFUL and can often not be diagnosed with simple RECTAL exam. Protoscopic exam is needed!
In the meantime try hot SITZ baths!!
Hope this helps and Good Luck!
Dr Z ...Read more
My boyfriend had a stomach ulcer not that long ago and now he has blood in stool and after working all day there was blood residue on his boxers?
See Doctor: Ulcers can only be diagnosed by an endoscopy and should heal in a few months with medication. Dark blood in stool could indicate that the ulcer is bleeding. Bright red blood in stool could indicate colon cancer, inflammatory bowel diseases (ex crohns or ulcerated colitis) or medical problems. See a doctor immediately to determine the source of the bleeding. ...Read more
55 urgent bowl movement blood in stool and flank pain all day. No other symptoms but had bout of constipation last week that I solved with ex lax?
Sporadic Red blood in stool, got my gallbladder removed late last year. Pain lower left abdomen. Doing stool test from doctor with a kit but. Thoughts?
Are CLEAR. ...you need to have a complete evaluation by awho can look for the Board Certified Gastroenterologist who can take a look and find out why you are bleeding!!
BTW this has NOTHING to do with your Gallbladder!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
Fixed h pylori infection last year and still excess gas for a year now But I have bright red blood in stool for 2 days Going to the doctor necessary?
See a doctor: Bleeding needs to be investigated. If you had confined eradication of your h pylori, great. But if it was not confirmed you Should see your doctor or specialist of symptoms persist. The blood in stool needs to be evaluated by your doctor or gi specialist ...Read more
Should I take 16 yr old son to e r for gray stool and black vomit? Had blood in stool before. Blood work ok last month, started miralax (polyethylene glycol).
He's bleeding somewhere
Blood in stool for couple months. Had colonoscopy and everything looked good. Had a 2 mm polyp removed had CT scan and other blood test and nothing found. Ate yellow corn last night and it's dyed red. Is that from blood in my stool? What should I do?
Depends: On if you have blood or not in your stool. If the color of stool is red but no blood that is normal and is due diet or medications or drinks. If blood is in the stool an evaluation is warranted. At least a rectal examination looking for fissures, external hemorrhoid or new rectal lesions or ulcers ...Read more
Some bright red blood in stool 2 bowel movements. Have anal itching and straining during movements. Haven't had a movement since last night. No pain.
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