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I have pain in my left side of stomach near rib cage and blood in stool. Pain is not constant. Been happening for about two years. Somedays no pain?

I have pain in my left side of stomach near rib cage and blood in stool. Pain is not constant. Been happening for about two years. Somedays no pain?

Worrisome: You don't mention age or any other symptoms, but the fact of the matter is that this is not normal and should not have gone on this long without an evaluation with ct scan and or colonoscopy. See a specialist and hopefully you have not waited too long to do so. ...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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Pain under left rib cage and blood in stool?

Pain under left rib cage and blood in stool?

See your Doctor: Question is vague. Any change in stool caliber? Any weight loss? You need to have blood work and probably a colonscopy and ct scan thorax. Do you or have you ever smoked? Do you have cough? Of course, these symptoms may be nothing but without knowing you, and you seem concerned, I would advise going to your pcp for evaluatin. Do not worry, but seek help. ...Read more

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Throwing up, blood in stool, pain underneath my right side of the rib cage in the back and some time blood in my throw up?

Throwing up, blood in stool, pain underneath my right side of the rib cage in the back and some time blood in my throw up?

Exam needed: These are serious symptoms and require urgent evaluation in the hospital emergency room. There is the possibility that hemorrhaging can become massive. If you have hemorrhagic gastritis, black bowel movements would result. Vomiting and defecating red blood would indicate simultaneous bleeding from both upper and lower gi tracts which is most unusual. Go to the hospital emergency room now for exam ...Read more

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I have pain that comes and goes in the upper left quad of my abdomen. Been about 2 years with blood in stool every now and then.?

I have pain that comes and goes in the upper left quad of my abdomen. Been about 2 years with blood in stool every now and then.?

See your doctor!: There can be many reasons for rectal bleeding, but all of them should be evaluated by a doctor! See a colorectal surgeon who will do a complete examination. ...Read more

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What is the cause of black stool and blood in stool with constant stomach pain 35 year old male

What is the cause of black stool and blood in stool with constant stomach pain 35 year old male

Ulcers: Bright red blood in the stool is from hemorrhoids. Black stool is digested blood from stomach ulcers. These can be treated with Prilosec and suppositories. Get tested for h.Pylori. You're not too far gone to recover, but this is going to take some work. Hopefully, your fp can discover the cause of your bleeding (alcohol?), diagnose and treat properly, so that you can get to feeling better soon! ...Read more

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30 year old male has lower extreme right side abdominal and lower back pain suddenly followed by blood in stool. What could cause this?

See a doctor: There are a several things that can give these symptoms. The best thing to do is to seek immediate attention with a physician.

I would urge him to go to the nearest emergency department for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Would an fracture or bruising of ribs in the back cause blood in stool? Right side. 48 year old, male. Non smoker.

Would an fracture or bruising of ribs in the back cause blood in stool? Right side. 48 year old, male. Non smoker.

No: No, a back injury and/or rib fracture should not cause change in stool color. It usually has to be from something within the gi tract; bleeding into the gi tract from a gastric ulcer being just one example. Don't hesitate to be seen for it. ...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!
Dr Z ...Read more

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What could be causing stomach pains and blood in stool? I'm only 31 years old 31 years old, smoker and I drink fairly heavy

What could be causing stomach pains and blood in stool? I'm only 31 years old 31 years old, smoker and I drink fairly heavy

Ulcers: Bright red blood in the stool is from hemorrhoids. Black stool is digested blood from stomach ulcers. These can be treated with Prilosec and suppositories. Get tested for h.Pylori. You're not too far gone to recover, but this is going to take some work. Hopefully, your fp can discover the cause of your bleeding (alcohol?), diagnose and treat properly, so that you can get to feeling better soon! ...Read more

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Burning sensation in stomach after eating certain foods for few years. Doctor said if it was a stomach ulcer I would have blood in stool by now. True?

Burning sensation in stomach after eating certain foods for few years. Doctor said if it was a stomach ulcer I would have blood in stool by now. True?

Hard to see blood in: Blood is often difficult to see when it is in small amounts /mixed with stools.
The commonest cause of symptoms like you have is acid reflux (one/ of 5 people have it). Usually it causes lots of burps and regurgitation of acid/food in the throat/ mouth. A short trial of an antacid like Pepcid (famotidine) at bed time daily might help clarify the cause. There are stronger antacids you can use, if Pepcid (famotidine) helps. ...Read more

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38 year old male with red blood in stool and pain in lower right quadrant of abdomen. Started this morning.

38 year old male with red blood in stool and pain in lower right quadrant of abdomen. Started this morning.

Blood in stool: You have colitis, a hemorrhoid or an anal fissure. It sounds like you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Left abdomen cramp, was bad 1 month ago, gotten less severe but it comes and goes every day. Normal appetite, normal BMs, no blood in stool?

Left abdomen cramp, was bad 1 month ago, gotten less severe but it comes and goes every day. Normal appetite, normal BMs, no blood in stool?

Abdominal cramp: Abdominal cramps can be due to many things: what is your diet like? How old are you? Any other medical issues? Are you a smoker? Can range from diet related issues to inflammation to appendicitis to worse. Consult with us to help get rid of the cramps. ...Read more

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Red stringy mucus in stool, pain in stomach- (had increased significantly during the summer), greenish stool colour, last year noticed blood in stool.

Red stringy mucus in stool, pain in stomach- (had increased significantly during the summer), greenish stool colour, last year noticed blood in stool.

Testing: Time for your doctor to see you. You need blood and stool testing to determine if this is infection or chronic inflammatory disease. You may also need a colonoscopy ...Read more

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Black stool, blood in stool, extreme, constant stomach pain 35 yo male, nonsmoker, no drinker

Black stool, blood in stool, extreme, constant stomach pain 35 yo male, nonsmoker, no drinker

Ulcers: Bright red blood in the stool is from hemorrhoids. Black stool is digested blood from stomach ulcers. These can be treated with Prilosec and suppositories. Get tested for h.Pylori. You're not too far gone to recover, but this is going to take some work. Hopefully, your fp can discover the cause of your bleeding (stress?), diagnose and treat properly, so that you can get to feeling better soon! ...Read more

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Dull lower left abdomen (pelvic area) pain, sometimes sharp as if burst/swollen, blood in stool, sex VERY painful and can't have full insertion?

Dull lower left abdomen (pelvic area) pain, sometimes sharp as if burst/swollen, blood in stool, sex VERY painful and can't have full insertion?

Needs evaluation: Could be endometriosis, but its a complex issue, and needs a proper evaluation. I would start with a gyn doctor, or primary care. Don't wait too long. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I've had left abdomen pain, occasional hard bowel movements and microscopic blood in stool. Now notice I have some small areas of black tar stool that I haven't yet told doctor. Her working differencal is IBS with diverticulitis. Is correct w/ tar?

I've had left abdomen pain, occasional hard bowel movements and microscopic blood in stool. Now notice I have some small areas of black tar stool that I haven't yet told doctor. Her working differencal is IBS with diverticulitis. Is correct w/ tar?

Melena: Black tarry stool, otherwise known as melena, can sometimes be due to diverticulitis, but certainly can be a sign of bleeding in the upper digestive tract. You should share this new finding with your doctor and see if it affects her working differential. You may need tests to rule out an upper gastrointestinal source of bleeding. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pea size & on nickel size lumps right side stomach pain when I bend Ct scan negative blood test normal gas right side dull pain off and on I have ibs red blood in stool twice dr say hemrodes I get ultrasound Tuesday?

Pea size & on nickel size lumps right side stomach pain when I bend Ct scan negative blood test normal gas right side dull pain off and on I have ibs red blood in stool twice dr say hemrodes I get ultrasound Tuesday?

Good work up: With a negative CT, the lumps are likely just "skin deep" and a physician's examination is the next step to form a treatment plan or to gain reassurance that no treatment is needed. Ultrasound is the correct next step for the abdominal pain, although there is low likelihood that any disease process identified is particularly severe in light of the CT scan. Hemorrhoids will cause blood in the stool ...Read more

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I have been suffering for half a year already with different kinds of health problems. Chest pain, breathing difficult, breastbone pain, blood in stool?

I have been suffering for half a year already with different kinds of health problems. Chest pain, breathing difficult, breastbone pain, blood in stool?

Multitude of symptom: I would suggest visiting with your primary care doctor or an emergency department asap. You have several symptoms that can be associated with significant disease/illness. Sounds like you could have several things going on. Best of luck. See your doctor soon. If chest pain is severe or new, you should be evaluated immediately to rule out a heart attack. ...Read more

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I have severe right side pain under rib cage (feel it in my stomach and back) and in pelvic area. Numbness/tingling in right leg and ongoing spotting. This has been going on for over a year. Last year they did blood work and my ALT/AST were extremely elev

Stoch pain: Hi there,
The symptoms you describe are interesting. Areas to rule out are
1) gallbladder, upper right sided pain
2) pancreas central abdominal pain, radiating to the back
3) Liver.

You need to get some lab tests to find out what is going on. : ast, alt, ggt, ldh etc. Lipids, etc

What I would be worried about most is your pancreas, and your hormone levels. These are the first things 2 check ...Read more

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My stomach feels like it's ripping when I breathe in and have some blood in stool at times. I do drink quite a bit and am on zoloft (sertraline)?

My stomach feels like it's ripping when I breathe in and have some blood in stool at times. I do drink quite a bit and am on zoloft (sertraline)?

Stop Drinking: Both alcohol and zoloft (sertraline) can be stomach irritants and cause ulcer or gastritis.Two drinks knocks out zoloft (sertraline) for up to 72 hrs. In the meanwhile you are also on Ativan and Percocet and should not mix alc. With them. Alc. Can lower platelets and increase bleeding. You need to see family doc asap. Blood in stool is probably hemorrhoids or a fissure. You should be in psychotherapy ; substance abuse tx, . ...Read more

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My stomach has been making a lot of growling noise, passing a lot of gas and having upper stomach pain for 3 weeks. No blood in stool or vomit.

My stomach has been making a lot of growling noise, passing a lot of gas and having upper stomach pain for 3 weeks. No blood in stool or vomit.

Possible IBS: You can possibly have irritable bowel syndrome. You would have to see your PCP for initial evaluation and then possible a gastroenterologist for testing. There are medications that can help your symptoms. ...Read more

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Stomach pain, blood in stool. I'm on cipro (ciprofloxacin) amd Flagyl but I domt feel any better. The blood is becoming excessive, every trip to the toilet?

Stomach pain, blood in stool. I'm on cipro (ciprofloxacin) amd Flagyl but I domt feel any better. The blood is becoming excessive, every trip to the toilet?

Blood in stool: It sounds like you have seen a medical professional and have been given Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyll. If you are continuing to have blood in the stool, you should be re-evaluated. ...Read more

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I have had horrible pain in my front right abdomen for 3 months on and off. Also blood in stool. I've been checked for alomst everything any ideas?

I have had horrible pain in my front right abdomen for 3 months on and off. Also blood in stool. I've been checked for alomst everything any ideas?

Checked 4everything?: Don't know what you have had done. Right lower quadrant pain can be due to muscular causes, e.g. Hernias, gyn causes, gu causes, e.g. Stones, GI causes including inflammatory bowel disease (crohn's, ulcerative colitis), infection. The latter can also cause blood in stool.
You need to see GI doc, ; may include history, physical, labs, colonoscopy, xrays (ct scan, ct enterography-look @ small bowel. ...Read more

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Midline abdominal bulge, blood in stool, can they be related?

Yes: See doctor asap for a workup. If a lot of bleeding or abdominal pain go to ER. ...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


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more