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Painful BMs, past blood in stool, random low grade fevers, cramps and pain. Excess gas, decreased appetite. It's been 4 months now. What is this?

Painful BMs, past blood in stool, random low grade fevers, cramps and pain. Excess gas, decreased appetite. It's been 4 months now. What is this?

Need specialists: The symptoms are not specific to a disease but may be from a number of benign or self limiting inflammatory or infections origin so a visit to a gastroenterologists with complete history exam and perhaps tissue evaluation may clarify your disease if it is one of chronic non specific types or more specific type. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Melena (Definition)

Melina is blood in the stool that is black, tarry, sticky, and smelly. The blood in melena comes from high up in the gastrointestinal tract, and gets partially digested which is why it changes to melena. Bright red blood comes from lower ...Read more


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What is the cause of mucus and blood in stool? Also lots of gas and without movement at times

What is the cause of mucus and blood  in stool? Also lots of gas and without movement at times

Blood & Mucus: Work-up should be done to determine if you have inflammatory bowel disease(ulcerative colitis or crohn's ) depending upon the duration of the symptoms , there may of course be other explanation. Evaluation may include stool samples and direct visualization of the colon by sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy . See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Lots of gas but it is hard to pass, pain in stomach when i need to pass gass, and blood in stool. What could this be?

Lots of gas but it is hard to pass, pain in stomach when i need to pass gass, and blood in stool. What could this be?

Must see a doctor: Your symptoms are worrisome. Not enough information present to give specific advice as to cause. Inflammatory bowel disease(IBD) or infectious gastroenteritis are just two of several possible causes. If you are passing large amounts of blood in the toilet or feel faint or dizzy standing you should go to the ER. Otherwise, see your physician as soon as possible for evaluation. ...Read more

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Pain in the lower right side bloating and gas also blood in stool when I have a bm i sometimes feel better but there is blood in it.

Pain in the lower right side bloating and gas also blood in stool when I have a bm i sometimes feel better but there is blood in it.

You most : Certainly need to have a colonoscopy not only because of your age but due to your symptoms as well. If you haven't had one you need to see a colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist and get one. Do not hesitate or delay. Early detection is the best thing. ...Read more

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What are good over-the-counter meds for IBS with constapation my constapation goes away then comes back also have bad gas no blood in stool i'm 28?

What are good over-the-counter meds for IBS with constapation my constapation goes away then comes back also have bad gas no blood in stool i'm 28?

Stool softener: Two products that are over the counter should be used. The first is the stool softner colace (docusate sodium) taken every day. If an episode of constipation occurs one then uses a fleets enema as needed. In years past older people with sever constipation went to a clinic for high colonic enemas. The practice has essentially stopped. ...Read more

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28 yrs old, male. Do narrow stools always indicate colon cancer or are there other reasons? No blood in stool. Bloating and gas.

28 yrs old, male. Do narrow stools always indicate colon cancer or are there other reasons? No blood in stool.  Bloating and gas.

No – but what's up?: And narrowed caliber of stool can be commonly associated with colon carcinoma in any age group. It relates to the relative constriction of the rectum prior to evacuation. Other conditions include rectal stenosis, a sizable rectal polyp, or other conditions serving to narrow and constricted the normal sized stool. Best let a gastroenterologist evaluate you by colonoscopy and anoscopy. ...Read more

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Fixed h pylori infection last year and still excess gas for a year now But I have bright red blood in stool for 2 days Going to the doctor necessary?

Fixed h pylori infection last year and still excess gas for a year now But I have bright red blood in stool for 2 days Going to the doctor necessary?

See a doctor : Bleeding needs to be investigated. If you had confined eradication of your h pylori , great. But if it was not confirmed you Should see your doctor or specialist of symptoms persist. The blood in stool needs to be evaluated by your doctor or gi specialist ...Read more

Stool Is Bloody (Definition)

Stool is bloody is a symptom in which there is bright red or darker red coloring to stools. Red stools is presumed to have fairly fresh blood in the stools (old blood in the stools would ...Read more


Dr. Philip Ewing
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Bloody Stool (Definition)

Blood in the stool during infancy can be caused by a variety of problems, such as swallowed maternal blood during childbirth, or problems ...Read more