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I have colostomy bag. Recently had some blood in stool. Does doctor have 2 wait till blood is absent to give me reversal operation to remove bag?

I have colostomy bag. Recently had some blood in stool. Does doctor have 2 wait till blood is absent to give me reversal operation to remove bag?

Probably not: Obvious gross bleeding would delay things until cause of bleeding is found. Minor bleeding from edge of stoma or stoma itself should not be of concern, nor should test for "occult blood" which is usually positive in colostomy patients. ...Read more

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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65y/o male, w/colostomy bag, surgery 13wk ago¬hing but sick, vomiting some blood, dehydrated, feces in stomach, bags don't work. Lost faith in doc. Advise?

65y/o male, w/colostomy bag, surgery 13wk ago&nothing but sick, vomiting some blood, dehydrated, feces in stomach, bags don't work. Lost faith in doc. Advise?

Bowel obstruction: You may have a bowel obstruction or abscess from resolving infection. You need IV fluid, possible ct scan or xray, bloodwork and possible antibiotics. Many early bowel obstructions within weeks of surgery resolve with conservative medical care. Call your surgeon or go to the hospital if you are feeling really sick. ...Read more

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My 5yr son passed bloody stool sometime drops of blood doc did a surgery 24Jan & injected problem still after month he's passing bloody stool on&off?

My 5yr son passed bloody stool sometime drops of blood doc did a surgery 24Jan & injected problem still after month he's passing bloody stool on&off?

Try high fiber diet: This is a difficult question to answer since there are different causes of bloody stool. From what you are describing, it appears that he had developed hemorrhoid from constipation. You should make sure that your child eats high fiber diet. However, follow-up with the medical provider is very important ...Read more

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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?

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?

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!
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Visited doc and found occult blood in stool but also hemorrhoid. At 32 years, what could be the cause?

Visited doc and found occult blood in stool but also hemorrhoid. At 32 years, what could be the cause?

Many things: The occult blood without visible blood could be the hemorrhoid or colon polyp/tumor or gastritis or a peptic ulcer/gastic ulcer or tumor. Let an expert GI or colorectal surgeon decide what the best route is for evaluation and treatment. Do not ignore! ...Read more

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At what age would having blood in stool make a doctor start to worry about cancer? Age 20 years? Age 25 years?

At what age would having blood in stool make a doctor start to worry about cancer? Age 20 years? Age 25 years?

Any age: Blood in stool, at age, is abnormal and needs investigation. Depending on family history cancer may occur in the 20s. ...Read more

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3 month breastfed baby had blood in stool. Seeing doctors already, just want other opinions on possible cause?

3 month breastfed baby had blood in stool. Seeing doctors already, just want other opinions on possible cause?

Bloody milk stools: The most common cause of blood in the stool of an exclusively breast fed infant is from ingesting blood from a cracked or inflamed nipple. Other causes include rectal trauma from temperature taking, or intestinal obstruction (this is very uncommon, and usually associated with pain, vomiting, poor feeding, etc.) Breast milk allergy is very rare. ...Read more

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Blood in stool when minor pain movment. Doc thinks it's just a tear or fissure a months ago. Happens every once in a while? Should be worried? Heals?

Blood in stool when minor pain movment. Doc thinks it's just a tear or fissure a months ago. Happens every once in a while? Should be worried? Heals?

Colorectal surgeon?: Blood is not normal, but it may not be worrisome. However, till you are evaluated you can't know. See a colorectal surgeon, who will be able to differentiate hemorrhoids, fissure, and other potential causes with a specialty exam. Till then, lots of water, high fiber diet. ...Read more

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Adult 21 years of age saw traces of blood in stool. Dr suggest me stool dr test. If this test show blood then what my doctor suggest me? Please tell me

Adult 21 years of age saw traces of blood in stool. Dr suggest me stool dr test. If this test show blood then what my doctor suggest me? Please tell me

Endoscopy: If you persistently have blood in stool, doctor will likely recommend lower and upper endoscopy. Hepatitis increases the risk of cirrhosis, which can cause varicose veins (which can bleed) in the lower esophagus. But that complication is one that usually takes years to develop, and is seldom seen as an isolated symptom. ...Read more

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Are home tests like ez detect or coloCARE sufficient to detect blood in stool prior to doctor visit if unsure?

Are home tests like ez detect or coloCARE sufficient to detect blood in stool prior to doctor visit if unsure?

Yes: Colocare and ez detect are home stool detection kits to determine if there is any small quantitiy of blood in stool, an amount that is not clinically apparent or in many cases missed by the guaiac stool test. This approach is not that accurate since blood is present in stool in small amts for many reasons unrelated to cancer and fails to detect those cancers not producing blood in the stool. ...Read more

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Looked like blood in stool, bright red, on outside & mixed in a little. How do I know whether blood or red bell pepper? If blood how urgent to see doc?

Looked like blood in stool, bright red, on outside & mixed in a little. How do I know whether blood or red bell pepper? If blood how urgent to see doc?

BRBPR due to...: This may just be hemorrhoids from straining but bleeding from rectum (brbpr) may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.) or a bleeding source further upstream. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaids, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), see your doctor. ...Read more

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My doctor has done blood work to check my liver function because of black blood in stool. Can you tell me why?

My doctor has done blood work to check my liver function because of black blood in stool. Can you tell me why?

Bleeding: He is likely making sure that your liver is functioning normally; the liver produces chemicals that help us clot. If the liver is not working properly eg cirrhosis, then you won't produce clotting factors and this may lead to bleeding somewhere in the GI tract, hence the black stools. Your doctor will likely recommend an upper endoscopy and colonoscopy to look for a bleeding source ...Read more

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I am a man and I found a lump in my lower abdomen 3days ago. It hurts alittle found blood in stool. What is it and what kind of doctor should See?

I am a man and I found a lump in my lower abdomen 3days ago. It hurts alittle found blood in stool. What is it and what kind of doctor should See?

Need evaluation: You need to be seen by your regular doctor to start. With lumps we need to see, feel them. Re blood in stool, may/may not be related but further evaluation needed. Please see your doctor for evaluation. Dr R ...Read more

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I have blood in stool. A lot of bloating. I feel the blood is from small intestine not colon. Is there any way doctor can tell if it's from small or large intestine?

I have blood in stool. A lot of bloating. I feel the blood is from small intestine not colon. Is there any way doctor can tell if it's from small or large intestine?

Bloody BM: Blood in your bowel movements should be characterized. Is it blood streaked. Small bowel bleeding usually causes black bowel movements unless you are having a large bleed. A colonoscopy can easily rule out colonic bleed. A Pill Cam can take photos of your entire small intestine ...Read more

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How doctor exam the cause of blood in stool?

How doctor exam the cause of blood in stool?

Various: A rectal exam (gloved finger in the rectum) can sometimes provide the answer, particularly if the problem is a hemorrhoid. Depending on age, health problems, symptoms, and type of bleeding, further tests may need to be done including possibly colonoscopy (under sedation, a fiberoptic camera is inserted into the rectum and is threaded through the colon to look directly for the cause of bleeding). ...Read more

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I saw a bit of blood in stool. Do have to go to the doctor?

I saw a bit of blood in stool. Do have to go to the doctor?

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

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Discovered blood in stool yesterday, how soon should I see a doctor?

Discovered blood in stool yesterday, how soon should I see a doctor?

Not an emergency: Unless u have worsening signs and symptoms- drop in blood pressure, dizziness, passing out, abdominal pain, etc. See your dr soon for a blood count to check for anemia/blood loss.Avoid taking aspirin, nsaids, fish oil and other blood thinners. Take care! Http://www. M.Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/blood-in-stool. ...Read more

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22y[M] Light red/pink blood in stool, should I go see my general doc? Was not painful.

22y[M] Light red/pink blood in stool, should I go see my general doc? Was not painful.

Yes: Bleeding from any orifice needs to be checked out. It may be just hemorrhoids but even that can cause anemia.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Red blood in stool (quite a bit when wiping) after big (but soft) BM. Bloated belly afterwarss, but might have IBS. How urgently do I need to see doc?

Red blood in stool (quite a bit when wiping) after big (but soft) BM. Bloated belly afterwarss, but might have IBS. How urgently do I need to see doc?

Sooner is better: Bleeding, except normal menstrual bleeding, is always a cause for concern and you should see your doctor as soon as you can.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Hello doctor. I'm having deep pain during bowel movement. I also get belly pain and sometimes there is blood in stool. What can it be?

Hello doctor. I'm having deep pain during bowel movement. I also get belly pain and sometimes there is blood in stool. What can it be?

Need to examine: Blood in stool needs to be investigated. If it is bright red blood and you are having hard stools, it may be from a fissure or hemorrhoid. Take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. It would be prudent to see a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Why would someone have blood in stool? I don't have insurance and can't afford a doctor. If I had a hard bowel movement right before, and it stops after, I should be ok, right?

Why would someone have blood in stool? I don't have insurance and can't afford a doctor. If I had a hard bowel movement right before, and it stops after, I should be ok, right?

Blood in the stool: Can be due to many things but also, sometimes we can get fooled by material that looks like blood. If you are having hard stools, the likely reason why you may have blood is either hemorrhoids or a rectal fissure. Eliminating the constipation can help stop the ectal fissurs from reforming but hemorrhoids are another matter. However, there are other more significant causes. Still try to be seen. ...Read more

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Blood in stool, then gone and back 2 days later. Went to er, doc gave me exam, saw some blood. Xray of stomach and blood work ok. Colnscpy ordered, worried?

Blood in stool, then gone and back 2 days later. Went to er, doc gave me exam, saw some blood. Xray of stomach and blood work ok. Colnscpy ordered, worried?

Blood in stool: You need to obtain a colonoscopy to evaluate and determine the source of bleeding. If this is negative a gastroenterologist may do a EGD to evaluate the upper stomach and make sure you don't have stomach ulcers as the cause of bleeding. ...Read more

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Traces of blood in stool 2 days ago. Normal CBC. Colonoscopy found hyperemia and erosions in rectum. Doctor prescribed melasamine. Normal stool now. Will I have to deal with IBD from now on?

Traces of blood in stool 2 days ago. Normal CBC. Colonoscopy found hyperemia and erosions in rectum. Doctor prescribed melasamine. Normal stool now. Will I have to deal with IBD from now on?

Do you have anyone: In your family with crohn's or ulcerative colitis because studies have shown a strong genetic component. Once you have been diagnosed with IBD, it normally is controlled with diet and/or medication. According to the CDC, about 2/3- 3/4 of patients with crohns may undergo surgery. In ulcerative colitis, once the colon is removed, there will be no more flare ups as the colon is now gone. ...Read more

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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?

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

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


Colostomy (Definition)

A colostomy is a surgically created outlet of your colon to the skin. It is sometimes referred to as a 'bag' since a bag is placed over the colostomy to catch the ...Read more