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Im 34 and recently I have noticed blood in stool. Whats going on?

Im 34 and recently I have noticed blood in stool. Whats going on?

Depeds: Could be anything frm hemorrhoids, fissure, colitis, colon polyps or colon cancer. Could also be duodenal ulcer. Get it thoroughly evaluated. Age is irrelevant when it comes to bleeding. It is not normal. Be safe and seek an expert. ...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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Recently blood in stool while I am on period. Help!?

Recently blood in stool while I am on period. Help!?

Theres always a : Possibility thay little blood from your period can mix up with stool but you still have to be examined to look for anorectal diseases. Most common etiology is hemorrhoids but you can't rule out a proximal source especially if the blood is mixed with the stool. Follow up with a GI doctor. ...Read more

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Had colonoscopy in 2002, was fine. Had one recently, microscopic blood in stool, can you get coloncancer within 10 yrs? 64 yr old female.

Had colonoscopy in 2002, was fine. Had one recently, microscopic blood in stool, can you get coloncancer within 10 yrs? 64 yr old female.

Absolutely...: There are several biologic pathways by which cells grow into cancer--this is particularly true with colon cancer. "interval colon cancers" are defined as presenting relatively soon after a negative colonoscopy exam. This phenomenon is well-defined & well-recognized in the medical literature, distinct from missed or regrowing lesions, & accepted as inevitable despite current screening strategies. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Recently blood in stool seen sometimes while applying pressure but not daily. Is it piles?

Recently blood in stool seen sometimes while applying pressure but not daily. Is it piles?

See a doctor...: Cannot tell what causes rectal bleeding without a physical exam. Don't guess. See a doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Bright red blood in stool. Not on toilet paper. No other symptoms and haven't ate anything red recently. 16 yo female. Cause for concern?

Bright red blood in stool. Not on toilet paper. No other symptoms and haven't ate anything red recently. 16 yo female. Cause for concern?

Bloody stools: Blood in stool is always problematic. While it is often an anal fissure, hemorrhoid or polyp in the intestines, you need to see a physician to determine what is causing intestinal bleeding. It can also be a sign of cancer or inflammatory bowel disease. You need an urgent physical exam by a physician to find the source of the bleeding. ...Read more

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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

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Recently found out I have gallstones, when I have a bowl movement I have quite a bit of pain by gallbladder. normal? Blood in stool and anal pain.

Recently found out I have gallstones,  when I have a bowl movement I have quite a bit of pain by gallbladder. normal?  Blood in stool and anal pain.

Not likely: gallstones typically will cause pain in upper R abdomen or center of abdomen specifically after eating fatty foods. This pain is not related to pain with BMs. Might you be constipated? If you are bearing down to pass hard stools, that may be the source of abdominal pain, anal pain and bleeding. Increase fiber by eating more green veggies and drink more water. ...Read more

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I have a slight pain near my tail bone. I have also recently had blood in stool but i do have hemmorroids. Is colon cancer likely?

No: Your tail bone area pain has nothing to do with colon cancer but with possible trauma or bone disease. If you have a family hx of colon cancer then get a colonoscopy otherwise treat your hemorrhoids and see if you continue to have fecal blood ...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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I'm having symptoms of blood in stool at 16 please help?

I'm having symptoms of blood in stool at 16 please help?

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

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I went to my dr for blood in stool on and off when i push to hard I have to go to a GI dr no pain what could it be and how do they treat it i'm worred?

I went to my dr for blood in stool on and off when i push to hard I have to go to a GI dr no pain what could it be and how do they treat it i'm worred?

This is likely: Something not serious like hemmoroids or an anal fissure (crack in skin ) . Not all hemmoroids are painful. It's important u see a GI doctor because they need to evaluate you. Depending, they might do a mini-scope (sigmoidoscopy) and it's an in office procedure . Nothing to worry about though just wanted to give u some details . Take care. ...Read more

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Passing blood in stool?

Not normal. d/w MD: Passing blood in stool is always abnormal and needs to be discussed with your doctor and needs further evaluation. It may be caused by many factors such as hemorrhoidal bleeding, cracking on anal canal ( anal fissures), infection/inflammation on intestines or stomach, ulcers, rupture of blood vessels, growth, cancer, etc. Discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does blood in stool signify?

What does blood in stool signify?

Many causes: Blood in the stool can be caused by a variety of problems. You need to be seen by a health care professional. ...Read more

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What is the cause of blood in stool?

Get an examination: You need to get a medical check up to find the cause of the blood in your stool. The most common cause is hemorroids but the most serious reason could be cancer in the large bowel. Only a medical examination by your doctor can tell the difference between the two. So get a medical check up done soon. ...Read more

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What to do if I have blood in stool?

What to do if I have blood in stool?

Don't ignore it!!!: If it persists or has been prsent for a while and especially if there is no anal pain, you nee to see your doctor or a colorectal/gi doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Blood in stool and sometimes just blood?

Blood in stool and sometimes just blood?

See a GI: Blood in the stool(hematochezia) can be from various sources. Most common is hemorrhoids related or it can be from inflammation of the colon(colitis) and in pts above 50 yrs of age malignancy can be a cause. Medications particularly blood thinners can cause it too. See a GI to work up the above and in the meantime please avoid any nsaids like ibuprofen, tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe increase fiber in the diet. ...Read more

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Could there be blood in stool if the stool is hard?

Fissure: Yes, hard stool passage can cause small tears called fissures of the anus and cause blood, especially on the tissue. Straining at stool can lead to hemorrhoids which can also bleed. Best to have your medical doctor take a look just to rule out anything more serious. ...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


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