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Past couple days having maroon blood in stool and toilet Today same thing but passed a blood clot could this be hemorrhoids?

Past couple days having maroon blood in stool and toilet Today same thing but passed a blood clot could this be hemorrhoids?

Unlikely: Hemorrhoids usually cause bright red painless blood and not clots. Maroon blood suggests bleeding somewhere higher in the GI track. It is also something that needs to be checked, this is especially true in someone on Motrin as yourself. If you have any symptoms of lightheadedness or weakness you should go to an UC or ER. Otherwise, call you PCP or GI doctor for an appointment. ...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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Dark maroon colored blood in stool. Been going on 10 days. Happens every b.m. lower abdominal cramps, moderate shooting pain (not constant).

Dark maroon colored blood in stool. Been going on 10 days. Happens every b.m. lower abdominal cramps, moderate shooting pain (not constant).

Do Not Delay: You need to see your PCP immediately and get a referral to a GI doctor or a colon and rectal surgeon for a rapid GI work up. This is probably some form of colitis and you need diagnosis and treatment quickly before you get much sicker and more anemic. Also if it is something more serious, the earlier the diagnosis the better. 10 days is long enough to wait to see a doctor or go to ER!! Don't wait! ...Read more

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Two days ago had loose stool (diarhealike), 1st trip norm 2nd norm at end one stool w mucus/few maroon blood. Now normal stool but gurgling colon

Two days ago had loose stool (diarhealike), 1st trip norm 2nd norm at end one stool w mucus/few maroon blood. Now normal stool but gurgling colon

Just watch and see..: If such a run of BM change is a matter of 2-3 days, I would not overly concern about it since what you presented could most likely be a brief bout of foods indigestion or GI viral infection. If recurrent &/or becoming persistent, need timely evaluation & counsleing. How? Follow instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you learn how to work closer/better with doc. ...Read more

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Blood in stool?

Blood in stool?

Not normal, get help: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.G rectal trauma), but evaluation is always appropriate. A rule of thumb (but not absolute): black stool means bleeding comes from upper GI tract; grape jelly stool from small bowel; silver stool from biliary tree; burgundy stool from right colon; red blood from left colon to anus. ...Read more

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Blood in stool?

Blood in stool?

See below: The most common causes of blood in the stool are hemorrhoids and an anal fissure (tear in anus). Other causes include cancer, poyps, diverticulosis, angioectasia and colitis. Anyone with blood in their stool should discuss this with their doctor as further evaluation is necessary. ...Read more

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Blood in stool?

Blood in stool?

Get checked: Blood always needs an explanation, but is also common to many benign problems, like hemorrhoids, anal fissures and overall irritated lower GI tract for many possible reasons. However, it is also probably the most reliable sign of serious problems, cancer being one of them, so go and get checked! ...Read more

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What is blood in stool?

What is blood in stool?

Many answers: There are many causes of blood in the stool. Some like rectal fissure or hemorrhoids are uncomfortable but are generally benign. Others like cancer or inflammatory bowel disease generally carry a more serious prognosis. Either way, if you have blood when you have a bowel movement (bm), you should see a doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes blood in stool?

What causes blood in stool?

A lot of things: Many things can cause blood in the stool (i presume you talk about bright red blood and not black tarry stools) including simple things like hemorrhoids or fissures or more serious things like colitis, polyps, or even cancer. Any blood in the stool should be evaluated. Visit your family doc and he/she will likely send you to a gastroenterologist. Best to you. ...Read more

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What causes blood in stool?

What causes blood in stool?

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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Why would I have blood in stool?

Why would I have blood in stool?

Many reasons: Potentially but most common is hemorrhoids, fissures, fistula but less frequently infection or colitis/proctitis, polyps, tumors. No amount of bleeding is normal regardless of the cause. See a colorectal surgeon promptly to identify and treat the cause before more serious problems develop. ...Read more

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Why would there be blood in stool?

Why would there be blood in stool?

Many possibilities: Broadly, bright red blood in stool comes from bleeding low in the GI tract (large intestine or rectum), or sometimes from rapid upper GI bleeding. Common causes include hemorrhoids and diverticulosis, with inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer, and gastric ulcers being less common but more dangerous. Blood in stool should be evaluated by your doctor. ...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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Men with blood in stool?

Men with blood in stool?

See doc: It could be hemrrhoids but also could be something serious like colon cancer. See your doc for rectal exam, blood test and possibly colonoscopy. ...Read more

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No pain with blood in stool?

Blood in stool: This could be many issues involving the lower intestinal tract. The most common cause is hemorrhoids but other more serious conditions such as colon cancer can cause this. See your regular doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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46 yr old woman, blood in stool?

46 yr old woman, blood in stool?

See your doc: Maybe hemorrhoids, but 48 is close enough to 50 for "screening colonoscopy"- look for polyps-precancerous growths, in people with no symptoms (e.g. Bleeding, pain change in bowel habit), normal physical (no blood in stool, no lumps, tenderness), normal labs (no anemia).
Colonoscopy to evaluate a symptom, e.g. Blood in stool is not screening. It is part of a diagnostic evaluation. Get colonoscopy. ...Read more

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What to do about blood in stool?

Med eval.: If a more than one time occurrence, please have it medically evaluated. ...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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Medical term for blood in stool is?

Several: Melena or hematochezia. The former usually is tarry black and the latter is more fresh looking blood. Both need to be quickly evaluated and a diagnosis and treatment initiated promptly. ...Read more

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What to do if I have blood in stool?

What to do if I have blood in stool?

Agree wi Dr Kaplan: 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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Blood in stool since last five days.

Blood in stool since last five days.

Get med eval.: 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 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 does blood in stool for me mean?

What does blood in stool for me mean?

MD visit: At your age (unless you have a very strong family history) it's probably hemorrhoids but blood in the stool is never normal and should be evaluated. See your doc asap. ...Read more

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Blood in stool and sometimes just blood?

Blood in stool and sometimes just blood?

Agree wi Dr. Borade: Please seek medical assessment. Possible causes of blood in stool include: fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, cancer, ulcers, infections, inflammation, Diverticular disease & Angiodysplasia. ...Read more

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What does blood in stool at age 16 means?

Commonly hemorrhoids: Rectal polyp or anal fissure. Could be from inflammatory bowel disease ; extremely rarely tumor of colon or rectum. In any case should be evaluated by his dr. ...Read more

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Microscopic blood in stool could mean what?

Microscopic blood in stool could mean what?

A lot of things: Could be from polyp or cancer of the colon, crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulosis, stomach ulcer, stomach cancer and other diseases. Any disorder or lesion of the gastrointestinal tract which bleeds could cause microscopic blood in stool. ...Read more

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Blood in stool. I am worried. Please help me?

Rather than worry: Blood in the stool can be from many causes...From a lesion to infection to hemorrhoids...Regardless, it needs to be checked out. Instead of worrying, go see your family doc for a check-up sooner rather than later.. ...Read more

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What can it mean if you have blood in stool?

Hemorrhoid/fissure: At your age, without a family history of polyposis or colon cancer, it probably means either a hemorrhoid or an anal fissure from constipation if it is bright red. If it is not bright red, the bleeding could be from further up in the GI tract. Please see your physician to find out. ...Read more

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Is a very small amount of blood in stool bad?

Is a very small amount of blood in stool bad?

Depends: We risk stratify all symptoms. We put together a puzzle to include age, is blood bright red or not, is it actually in or on the stool or on the tissue or toilet bowl or all. Is it only with a movement, is there pain or protrusion with that movement. Finally, most providers would recommend at least an office rectal exam. It is rare but too many people assume it is not serious and miss a cancer ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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