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I have had some blood in my stool. I had a tooth pulled and it did bleed a lot. I'm thinking it is from that. Its not a lot. Should I be concerned?

I have had some blood in my stool. I had a tooth pulled and it did bleed a lot. I'm thinking it is from that. Its not a lot. Should I be concerned?

Not likely: Blood from your tooth would be digested and come out black instead of red. If you are having blood in the stool, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm having something called blood in stool, when I go to the washroom, it extremely hurts to have a stool and I bleed a lot. Please help!

I'm having something called blood in stool, when I go to the washroom, it extremely hurts to have a stool and I bleed a lot. Please help!

Rectal exam: Your symptoms may be due to hemorrhoids or a rectal fissure. A rectal exam should be done. In the meantime take a stool softener, apply warm compresses to the anal area, and insert a glycerin or anusol suppository or ointment for easier bm and soothing of the discomfort. Keep the anal area clean after using a suppository or ointment. ...Read more

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I'm having symptoms of blood in stool! Could my insides be bleeding?

I'm having symptoms of blood in stool! Could my insides be bleeding?

Blood in stool: There is bleeding somewhere in your GI tract. Possible causes of blood in stool include: fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, cancer, ulcers, infections, inflammation, Diverticular disease & Angiodysplasia. Get evaluated if more than a one time occurrence. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bright blood in stool and bleeding?

What to do if I have bright blood in stool and bleeding?

Hemorrhoids bleed: 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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

No bleeding of: Any kind is normal! Unreliable to assume blood around stool is only due to hemorrhoids and very risky. All rectal bleeding shoulkd be properly evaluated by a colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Rectal bleeding, heavy bright red blood in stool and lower back pain. What should I do?

Rectal bleeding, heavy bright red blood in stool and lower back pain. What should I do?

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

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Rectal bleeding, heavy bright red blood in stool and lower back pain. What should I do?

Rectal bleeding, heavy bright red blood in stool and lower back pain. What should I do?

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

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Cirrhosis & hemorrhoids with bright red blood in stool can this just be swollen bleeding hemorrhoids or something more serious, help?

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

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1wk post delivery and having painful bowl movements. No blood in stool, just normal bleeding from delivery. No straining and have headaches. Normal?

1wk post delivery and having painful bowl movements. No blood in stool, just normal bleeding from delivery. No straining and have headaches. Normal?

Stool softener: 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

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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

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

EGD is next.: People with cirrhosis can get varicose (dilated veins) within the esophagus which can bleed. If the colonoscopy didn’t show anything then the next step should be EGD for a look at the esophagus. Blood testing as well to see if you’re anemic and/or coagulopathic. ...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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What kind of bleeding is a symptom of colon cancer? Red blood in stool, black stool, or both?

What kind of bleeding is a symptom of colon cancer? Red blood in stool, black stool, or both?

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

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Have another? That's with this. Blood in stool, minuscule 3 days now. Not hemorrhoid or anal fissure. Could be just an ulcer bleed? Weight loss w/this

Have another? That's with this. Blood in stool, minuscule 3 days now. Not hemorrhoid or anal fissure. Could be just an ulcer bleed? Weight loss w/this

Need to examine: Unintended weight loss and blood in stool are both serious enough that you need to see a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I think I may have an iron overdose. Please help!! lots of blood in stool?

I think I may have an iron overdose. Please help!! lots of blood in stool?

Iron not cause: Oral iron tablets may make stool turn black, but it does not cause bright red blood in the stool. However, rectal bleeding can lead to iron deficiency anemia, which can lead to a prescription for iron tablets. Rectal bleeding should be evaluated, usually by endoscopy. ...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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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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Lots of blood in stool but CT is clear. What could it be?

Lots of blood in stool but CT is clear. What could it be?

Vasc Malformation: There can be bleeding from an abnormal collection of blood vessels on the surface of the colon lining. A colonoscopy may be able to identify it and to rule out a tumor which might have been missed on the ct. Hemorrhoids could also cause bleeding but should be easier to diagnose. Nuclear bleeding scans and sometimes angiography are used to nail down the location of the bleeding. ...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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Had a tooth extraction last Thursday, 8 days later start bleeding badly from the area, no pain, but a blood clot formed! Please help!

See your dentist: See your dentist for a follow-up evaluation. This is part of routine aftercare. You might have accidentally disturbed the extraction wound without any consequences or there may be something that needs further attention. Please call your dentist, discuss what happened and ask to be seen. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is blood in stool solid? I've been eating things w/ tomatoes in it a lot and now have red pieces in my stool that are chunks you can remove frm stool

Is blood in stool solid? I've been eating things w/ tomatoes in it a lot and now have red pieces in my stool that are chunks you can remove frm stool

Could be tomato skin: Tomato skins, even cooked, are usually not digested and may be excreted in the stool. If you have any doubt you may ask your doctor for FIT test that tests for blood in stool, originating the colon. ...Read more

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My child sits down A LOT and eats a low fiber diet but other than that eats mostly healthy, saw blood in stool x2 w/pain passing no changed bowl habit?

My child sits down A LOT and eats a low fiber diet but other than that eats mostly healthy, saw blood in stool x2 w/pain passing no changed bowl habit?

See pediatrician: For further work up and advice for diet and fiber and activity level. May need to test for food allergies or other things affecting your baby's bowel habits, hydration and such. ...Read more

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Lots of gas but it is hard to pass, pain in stomach when I need to pass gass, and blood in stool. What could this be?

Lots of gas but it is hard to pass, pain in stomach when I need to pass gass, and blood in stool. What could this be?

Must see a doctor: Your symptoms are worrisome. Not enough information present to give specific advice as to cause.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or infectious gastroenteritis are just two of several possible causes. If
you are passing large amounts of blood in the toilet or feel faint or dizzy standing you should go to the ER. Otherwise, see your physician as soon as possible for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the cause of mucus and blood in stool? Also lots of gas and without movement at times

What is the cause of mucus and blood in stool? Also lots of gas and without movement at times

Blood & Mucus: Work-up should be done to determine if you have inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or crohn's) depending upon the duration of the symptoms, there may of course be other explanation. Evaluation may include stool samples and direct visualization of the colon by sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Blood in stool. Had safe sex with HSV pos 1 month ago. Eating a lot of ghost pepper salsa. Dont think I have hsv, havent been tested. Cause?

Blood in stool. Had safe sex with HSV pos 1 month ago. Eating a lot of ghost pepper salsa. Dont think I have hsv, havent been tested. Cause?

Not HSV: You should get checked to confirm that it's blood (via simple test). Most common cause in your age is simple hemorrhoids (but others causes should be ruled out). Nevertheless, despite safe sex, you should always get routine std testing. ...Read more

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Is there a multivitamin to take to make you hungry? Or eat more. Haven't been eating due to stress and thinking blood in stool and bad headaches

Is there a multivitamin to take to make you hungry? Or eat more. Haven't been eating due to stress and thinking blood in stool and bad headaches

No: Multivitamins don't do that in the U.S. But, if a person takes the kids' gummy vitamins, he can chew 4-6 of them each day to add up to an adult dose. Because they taste like candy, they are likely to make him want more candy, Gummy Bears, chocolate, or snack foods. This is not a nutritious way to do things, but is likely the only way any multivitamin can make a person want to eat something else ...Read more

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I have blister puss pocket in head blood in stool constipation swollen lymph gain a lot weight?

I have blister puss pocket in head blood in stool constipation swollen lymph gain a lot weight?

See your doctor.: The combination of symptoms that you are describing do not point to any one obvious problem, so you need to have a complete evaluation in an office, and perhaps blood tests or other tests. You also need to be evaluated to see why you have blood in your stool. These can be important symptoms. Do not delay. Good luck. ...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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