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I'm Bleeding Around My Stool After Taking A Laxative
Constipation and: Hemorrhoid management work together. Increasing fiber--whole grain bread/cereal, fruits and veggies--generous water intake and more exercise should help regularity. OTC creams or suppositories can improve the pain/symptoms of hemorrhoids and stop the bleeding. You should only use them about a week. If bleeding persists, see doc for eval and possible rubber band ligation or injection of hemorrhoid ...Read more
I took laxatives Monday and Tuesday night and am now experiencing bleeding in stool, should I be concerned?
Hi dr. I have a question. I have been having the urge to empty my bowles but nothing comes out. I'm not bleeding but my stools also seem smaller? I'm also 19 years old.
Increase fiber: Needing to empty your bowels happens when there is feces in the rectal vault. It sort of sounds like you might be constipated. I would recommend you increase the amount of fluid you take in (around 4-5 glasses of water), and increase your fiber intake. Fiber can be found in many vegetables, or bran cereals. I myself use high Fiber cereals like Fiber One or you could use All Bran cereal. ...Read more
I found a very small piece of glass in my 2 yo stool today. I'm so scared. How long until I would see internal bleeding so. Would they be obvious?
I have been having fairly small and thin stool for the past 3 days. No pain or bleeding. I'm a 25 year old male. What does this mean? Serious?
Poop: It doesn't mean anything and doesn't sound serious ...Read more
Been having some bleeding during taking a stool... someone tell me what to expect what this might be or the cause? Been happening for a while now.
Get examined: Most likely cause is hemorrhoids but must consult a doctor and get examined. Usually blood is not mixed with stools if coming from hemorrhoids. ...Read more
No.: Blood in your stools does not relate to booze. But (a) if you're drinking that hard that needs attention in its own right and (b) bloody stools always require an explanation. Cut down on your booze. And see a doctor. ...Read more
Dry poo/anal fissure: The failure of stool to transit the large intestine in a timely period will result in excess water removal & bulking at the outlet. Passing a hardened or larger than normal stool thru the anal sphincter can cause a long scratch or fissure in the outtlet. This tends to be on the outside of the movement & bright red. ...Read more
Lately I have notived bleeding in my stool. Like a lot of blood. Does anybody know what this could mean?
Bleeding from the rectum during bowel movement can be from hemorrhoids as this the most common cause of bleeding from anus.
The other causes are
rectal and colonic polyps
cancer of colon or rectum
if you have fresh blood in stool you need a colonoscopy. ...Read more
In a 17 y/o would bleeding in the Upper GI Tract have noticeable symptoms? Besides Dark Colored Stool?
Of course!: Symptoms of vomiting blood (hematemesis), abdominal pain or heartburn are more common. Then there are the symptoms of blood loss: syncope/fainting or pre syncope/near fainting, rapid heart rate. The "dark stool" of upper GI blood loss is often described as "black, tarry." Any of these symptoms require URGENT evaluation. Good wishes! ...Read more
Cracks in anus. Pain while passing stools, bleeding too. Lady age 33. Delivered baby 4 month before. What is to be done.
Anal Fissure: Anal fissures and even anal fistulas sometimes need to be surgically repaired. If your doctor has not seen this or treated for you for it, then it sounds like time to get in to be seen. ...Read more
Dear sir / madam, what can cause bleeding suddenly in passing the stool even if a person does not have any history of piles?
Many people present with "piles" and this can actually be the issue or one of many other problems
there are dietary, behavioral, hygiene modifications as well as procedures that can help with these common problems.
Both constipation and diarrhea can lead to this condition as well.
It could also be a fissure, it is best if you consult with a general or colorectal surgeon to help with this matter. ...Read more
15 weekspregnancy vaginally slight bleeding only during passing stool why. Usg at 11 weeks fhs present. Why only during passing stool.
Most likely the bleeding is coming from a hemorrhoid. Some are painless. Use stool softener, fiber supplement, and lots of hydration.
Another possibility is that it's coming from the uterus or cervix. Mild spotting at this gestational age is probably not going to lead to miscarriage, but you should be checked out soon. ...Read more
Hello, clear colonocopy 13 days ago. One 1.5cm benign polyp removed. Slight bleeding today (but not in actual stool). Is that normal?
Probably OK: Postpolypectomy bleeding usually occurs within the first 7 days of the procedure but has been reported as far out as 21 days. If the bleeding slows down and stops, probably ok. If it becomes more brisk, call your endoscopist. ...Read more
I have a growth on my anus many montha ago but now it starts to hurt while using the bathroom and I had bleeding stools what should I do about it?
The combination: Of signs and symptoms require you to get a thorough examination by a colon and rectal surgeon. Don't delay. ...Read more
I have white discoloration on the outside of my anus. My stool is almost always loose and bleeding occurs from time to time. What is this? I have pics
We can't see the: Photos on regular HealthTap. With the history provided - do recommend medical evaluation. This portion of HealthTap is not designed to diagnose and treat medical problems. Take care. ...Read more
Blood til proven not: Black (not dark, but black) stools can be seen with bleeding, iron supplements, bismuth (pepto), charcoal pills, arsenic (not used as medicine anymore-used to treat syphilis). Foods like blueberries can be confusing, as can excess intake of oreos (anecdotal experience). ...Read more
I can't pass this stool. I'm bleeding possibly due to irritating a fissure. Its difficult to stand or sit. Will a saline enema help?
ER: You most likely need to go to an ER where they are set up to handle these messy situations. Sounds like you have a complicated situation and may need some assistance. ...Read more
Bright red blood in 2 stools after scratching. No movement since last night but have no pain and don't have bleeding when I'm not having movements.
Superficial: If the blood is bright red and is on top of the stool it may be from external hemorrhoids or an anal fissure. Have a rectal exam if the bleeding persists. ...Read more
I'm really worried I have been having lose stools which have resulted to bleeding from my bottom causing what looks like blood clots what do I do?
Rectal bleeding: Rectal bleeding is abnormal and could simply be due to hemorrhoids which were irritated by frequent loose stools. However other causes include more serious entities such as ulcerative colitis, infectious colitis, diverticulosis or growths in the colorectal area. You should be examined by your physician for diagnosis and treatment. He/she may refer you to a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Unlikely: This is not a common side effect of laxatives, unless your laxative also contains aspirin or an NSAID like ibuprofen. You may have some rectal bleeding from chronic constipation such as a hemorrhoid or an anal fissure which will show itself when you finally go to the bathroom with the laxative though. Let your doctor know about any change in bowel habits you experience. ...Read more
Anorectal: Most common causes would be anorectal problems, such as hemorrhoids, anal fissure, or fistula. Less likely would be inflammatory bowel disease, eg ulcerative colitis. It's unlikely you have a colorectal cancer or bleeding diverticulum. Certainly if this persists, speak to your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
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