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Mucus in stool Every day. GI dr says its ibs. Blood test and stool culture normal. Colonoscopy not done. Can ibs cause mucus in stool Every day?

Mucus in stool Every day. GI dr says its ibs. Blood test and stool culture normal. Colonoscopy not done. Can ibs cause mucus in stool Every day?

Mucus on stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum, among others. ...Read more

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...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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Semi solid stools for nearly 4 months doc says its IBS have done blood and stool test many time it's normal. I can't afford a colonscopy. Plz help?

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Semi solid stools for nearly 4 months doc says its IBS have done blood and stool test many time it's normal. I can't afford a colonscopy. Plz help?

Check diet: Good to know that stool and blood work normal. Malformed stools and IBS is often related to digestive issues. Would avoid gluten and animal dairy for 4-6 weeks, start a probiotic with 25billion cfu, chew your food slowly and thoroughly, and include active stress reduction e.g. breathing exercises, restorative yoga, tai chi etc. If not better, try a further elimination diet e.g. FODMAPS diet. ...Read more

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May IBS cause bloody stools?

May IBS cause bloody stools?

No: Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome) is actually a functional state of the bowel. It should not cause bleeding. Are you thinking about inflammatory bowel conditions? ...Read more

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Do IBS patients have bloody stools?

Do IBS patients have bloody stools?

Yes, not from IBS: Ibs does not cause bloody stools. Bloody stools can be seen with other conditions. Hemorrhoids can cause bright red blood on toilet paper, or in bowl, but so can rectal cancers. Blood coated on stool different from blood mixed in stool. Bloody stools can be seen with infection, inflammation, fragile blood vessels, diverticula (pockets), poor blood flow to bowel, polyps, cancers, etc. C ur doc. ...Read more

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How do I know if im having a diverticulitis flare up or ibs? I've been diagnosed with both. I have nausea, bloating, bloody stools, lightheadedness?

How do I know if im having a diverticulitis flare up or ibs? I've been diagnosed with both. I have nausea, bloating, bloody stools, lightheadedness?

May be neither: How were you diagnosed with either. Even though you are young I assume you had a colonoscopy to rule out colitis and a CT scan to confirm diagnosis of diverticulitis which is uncommon in 30s. I say this because bloody stools are not usually seen with either of these. ...Read more

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Anything besides melena cause maroon-to-black goop & dark bms? Two gis agree my pain etc is IBS and that bloody stools in past were hemorrhoids, but this week doc said I don't have hems anymore?

Anything besides melena cause maroon-to-black goop & dark bms? Two gis agree my pain etc is IBS and that bloody stools in past were hemorrhoids, but this week doc said I don't have hems anymore?

Likely melena: What you describe definitely sounds like melena. If so that means the blood is coming from the upper GI tract. That can be serious and should not be ignored. A stool test for blood will easily tell you the answer, and a complete blood count will give a good indication of how much blood has been lost. Get in to see a doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more

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My husband has a lot of blood coming out of anus when he goes to toilet. It’s not blood in stools but actual blood. He is in China Should he come home?

My husband has a lot of blood coming out of anus when he goes to toilet. It’s not blood in stools but actual blood. He is in China Should he come home?

BLOOD IN STOOL: MOST COMMON CAUSE IS USUALLY HEMORRHOIDS BUT BLOOD IN THE STOOL BASED ON THE AMOUNT SHOULD ALWAYS BE CHECKED, I AM SURE HE CAN FIND A DOCTOR WHERE HE IS, GOOD LUCK ...Read more

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What causes blood in stools?

What causes blood in stools?

Hemorrhoids: Usually but can be many other things including infection, inflammatory bowel disease and tumors, both benign and malignant. See a colorectal surgeon sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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Blood in stools wit burning sensation for two days. Kindly provide the solution.

Blood in stools wit burning sensation for two days. Kindly provide the solution.

See Dr.: The solution is you need to see the Dr ASAP.... Blood in your stool, (especially accompanied with burning sensation), is never normal. At a young age, the condition is usually benign, like a lower "internal" hemorrhoid, but you can never be sure. See a GI dr for an evaluation of your rectal bleeding, and in the mean time, increase fluids and eat a bland, fiber filled diet. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Blood in stools and white tiny worms too . What could be the reason? Anything to worry?

Blood in stools and white tiny worms too . What could be the reason? Anything to worry?

Yes: Parasites from GI tract need to be treated. Please make appointment to see your doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of the blood in stools?

What are possible causes of the blood in stools?

Get checked please: Blood in stool, regardless of age of the sufferer, is never normal. As such, and although the cause is likely easily explained (e.g. Hemorrhoids, anal fissure), it must be evaluated so serious pathology is not missed or diagnosis delayed. ...Read more

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I have blood in stools for two days now. But I ate tomatoe soup twice could it b that?

I have blood in stools for two days now. But I ate tomatoe soup twice could it b that?

False hematochezia: Certain foods can color your stool red and can mimic hematochezia (bright red blood in the stool):red gelatin or jello, popsicles, or kool-aid, tomato juice or soup, and large amounts beets. If the red stool persists after avoiding the culprit food item for a few days, it is wise to report this to your doctor for further work-up. ...Read more

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Increasing amounts of bright red blood in stools for about a week or so no real pain. What could do this?

Increasing amounts of bright red blood in stools for about a week or so no real pain. What could do this?

Rectal bleeding: It could be internal hemorrhoid or a laceration etc, but any blood from the rectum is never normal, and at 1 week, you are at the least susceptible to becoming anemic from blood loss. You need to get rectal bleeding evaluated asap. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Blood in stools and bad backache on left sode?

Blood in stools and bad backache on left sode?

Significant: At your age if you have never had a colonoscopy you need one now! The blood could be secondary to the nsaid's but then your stool would most likely be black. Hemorrhoids are a possibility but you must rule out cancer as you are in the right age group and I don't like the symptoms of back pain and bleeding. ...Read more

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Does frequent alcohol drinking cause blood in stools?

Does frequent alcohol drinking cause blood in stools?

Alcohol and blood: Alcohol is actually classified as a poison. It is a toxic substance so large quantities of it can be very much a gastric irritant. That is it can cause bleeding.

Otherwise, there are many causes for blood in one's stool.
Ones should never presume it's one thing or another. ...Read more

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Doctor, I want to know what can cause blood in stools?

Doctor, I want to know what can cause blood in stools?

Too many to list: Blood in stool may be form many causes starting with bleeding in the mouth, esophagus stomach and any part of intestine due to ulces, cancers, blood vessel anomalies, bleeding disorders etc. See this site for more info, http://www.Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/blood-in-stool. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have blood in stools sfter back surgery?

Is it normal to have blood in stools sfter back surgery?

No: Small amounts of red blood in stools after spine surgery are most likely the result of hemorrhoids due to constipation, which often follows spinal surgery and use of narcotic pain medication. Large amounts of blood should never be seen. Please contact your primary care physician or surgeon with new symptoms of blood in your stool. ...Read more

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Blood in stools during my periods. So what does this mean?

Get an exam: You'll need an exam to see where the blood is coming from. Once you know this, your doctor can tell you what's wrong. ...Read more

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What to do if I have blood in stools. I have booked an appointment with the doctor. How will the doctor diagnose th problem?

What to do if I have blood in stools. I have booked an appointment with the doctor. How will the doctor diagnose th problem?

History/Examination : A GI doctor would obtain a history of the bleeding. He/she will ask pertinent questions and determine frequency and if there is any associated pain with bowel movements or straining due to hard stools /constipation. Family history of colon cancer will be asked so impt to know it. A rectal exam and colonoscopy may be indicated based on your family history and response to questions. ...Read more

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I am having blood in stools for 1 week, no pain, but can feel something is not right in abdomen. I also have diarrhoea fir a week. What should I do?

I am having blood in stools for 1 week, no pain, but can feel something is not right in abdomen. I also have diarrhoea fir a week. What should I do?

Gastroenterologist: If you've seen your doc and still have symptoms ask for a referral to a gastroenterologist. He/she specializes in the things you are dealing with and can test and treat you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm having symptoms of blood in stools. What does that indicate?

I'm having symptoms of blood in stools. What does that indicate?

Need med eval.: Reasons for blood in stools can include hemorrhoids, fistulas, fissures, cancer, infection and inflammatory conditions. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of passing blood alone and passing blood in stools???

Passing out, dying.: "Passing blood" in stool or alone is always dangerous and means something is seriously wrong. You should go to a hospital, quickly, and have someone with you. If you are drinking alcohol, you have to stop now as this could kill you. Sorry to be so frank, but you are young and you are in danger. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there any amount of blood in stools that is normal and not a cause for concern?

NO!!!!!!!: No amount of bleeding is normal. Get it checked properly by a qualified physician immediately! ...Read more

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