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Blood work is fine, no blood in stool or parasites. Why am I still losing weight? Scared it's cancer. I'm 18

Blood work is fine, no blood in stool or parasites. Why am I still losing weight? Scared it's cancer. I'm 18

Calorie record need: If thyroid test, tsh normal and all labs normal, do a diet/calorie record for at least 3 days to know for sure what you are taking in, on average 3000 calories equal 1 pound. How much exersize are you doing? How many bowel movements per day, could have abowel disorder[ibs, crohns, ] or absorbtion disorder or diabetes, check fasting glucose level [but labs normal? ]could be your genetics, bmi normal? ...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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Why am I still losin weight? Blood work was fine. Stool test came back no parasites and no blood in stool. I have a small lump in neck that's moveable lymphoma? I also have a cough and feel fine!

Why am I still losin weight? Blood work was fine. Stool test came back no parasites and no blood in stool. I have a small lump in neck that's moveable lymphoma? I also have a cough and feel fine!

Continue workup: A few screens for malabsorption / maldigestion are in order. A diet history may be helpful as well. Trust you had a thyroid check. Cystic fibrosis and gluten enteropathy are only two of dozens of things that can present at your age. Every 18 year old has at least one small movable lump in the neck -- if it were lymphoma, it'd be obviously abnormal. ...Read more

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I occasional have 3 bowel movements a day, not much comes out each time. Multiple Blood, stool test NEG ibd, parasite etc. More likely ibs?

I occasional have 3 bowel movements a day, not much comes out each time. Multiple Blood, stool test NEG ibd, parasite etc. More likely ibs?

Possibly IBS.: These symptoms don't sound worrisome, unless this is a distinct change your bowel habits. For it to be IBS, the symptoms would have to persist for six months or longer. If the change in your bowel habits persists, or if you see any blood in your stool, or if you have unexplained weight loss, I would contact your doctor immediately. Otherwise, I would recommend a high-fiber diet. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can palafer cause blood in stool?

Can palafer cause blood in stool?

No: Palafer usually refers to iron supplements. It can make your stool appear black and possibly look like bleeding but usually I would expect such a medication being used for people who have blood loss from other causes such as GI related diseases. Patient should see a local gastroenterologist if any signs of bleeding reported in the stool. ...Read more

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Can slow carb diet cause blood in stool?

Can slow carb diet cause blood in stool?

Yes frm dietary heme: You can have false positive reading that is caused from dietary heme (from red meat)- thus you should avoid red meat, poultry, fish, some raw vegetables (turnips, horseradish, etc.), and vitamin, aspirin, nsaids - 3 to 5 days prior to checking the fecal occult blood test. In addition, repeating the test- 2 slides each time from 3 separate bm-is recommended to increase sensitivity and accuracy. ...Read more

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Why do pilodinal cysts cause blood in stool?

Why do pilodinal cysts cause blood in stool?

No, a pilonidal cyst: Is external. 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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Can hernia cause blood in stool?

Unlikely: While it possible in extreme or regency situations, the presence of a hernia if any kind should no cause blood in the stool. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can taking asprin cause blood in stool?

Can taking asprin cause blood in stool?

Yes: Aspirin can irritate the stomach and lead to bleeding. Aspirin also "poisons" platelets, which may lead to easy brusing or bleeding. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could straining cause blood in stool?

Please tell me, could straining cause blood in stool?

Straining to have: A bowel movement can indeed cause bleeding from hemorrhoids or a fissure, especially if your stool is hard due to poor fiber and inadequate fluid intake. ...Read more

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Can straining too much on the toilet cause blood in stool? Any answers appreciated!

Can straining too much on the toilet cause blood in stool? Any answers appreciated!

Straining for blood: Straining to much in toilet due to constipation can be a cause of some bleeding due to small anal tear from mechanical friction of hardenend stools or hemorrhoids. Keep taking enough fiber in diet with vegetables, fruits (including dry fruit, figs and prunes) lots of liquids and avoid constipating foods (dairy products, banana, red meats etc). Take stool softners as needed. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause blood in stool if you press too hard, while your constipated?

Can constipation cause blood in stool if you press too hard, while your constipated?

Yes: This would almost certainly be accompanied by pain. If it is not painful and it persists, get it checked out. ...Read more

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Can unhealthy eating (but not overweight) like chips and pizza cause blood in stool?

Can unhealthy eating (but not overweight) like chips and pizza cause blood in stool?

Unhealthy food: But will not ' cause blood in the stool ' You have to get it checked, see you family doctor need parents permission and presence as you are minor. Don't worry at your age some thing minor. ...Read more

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Hi What all can cause blood in stool apart from fissures more so if its a male 54 years. Thanks?

Hi What all can cause blood in stool apart from fissures more so if its a male 54 years. Thanks?

Cancer: Have you had a colonoscopy? Although bright red blood is less likely to be cancer, you are in the age group where you should at least have had routine screening. See your clinician and get scheduled for colonoscopy. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Do STDs cause blood in stool?

Do STDs cause blood in stool?

Yes: There are several stds that can cause proctitis (anal/rectal inflammation with pain, bleeding and discharge), especially after anal sex. These include gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes and syphilis. ...Read more

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Can untreated gallstones cause blood in stool?

Can untreated gallstones cause blood in stool?

Not likely: Gallstones usually do not cause blood in stool. If you are on Protonix (pantoprazole) it is likely that that was prescribed for stomach pathology and stomach ulcers are a more likely cause of blood in stool. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause blood in stool/white clumps and foul smelling in urine?

Can dehydration cause blood in stool/white clumps and foul smelling in urine?

No, see Dr: Sounds like two issues present--blood in stool (=not normal) and urinary tract infection (=not normal). See your dr / urgent care / er for evaluation and treatment. If may be dehyrated as well (=not normal), you can fix w/extra fluids. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause blood in stool?

Can kidney stones cause blood in stool?

Stones and BM: Kidney stones should not cause blood from rectum -- however, if you are bleeding thru bladder, then blood could enter toilet same time as a BM. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cyst cause blood in stool?

Can ovarian cyst cause blood in stool?

No: There is no communication between the reproductive system or the GI system unless you have concurrent inflammatory bowel disease with abnormal fistulization. ...Read more

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Could an excess of chewing tobacco cause blood in stool?

Could an excess of chewing tobacco cause blood in stool?

No: You need to see your doctor asap and have a workup for the blood in your stool. ...Read more

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Can a ketogenic diet cause blood in stool? Would this be because of all the protein one eats?

Can a ketogenic diet cause blood in stool? Would this be because of all the protein one eats?

I do not thing so: It could lead to constipation which this may lead to bloody stool, kidney stones and in adults, common side effects include weight loss, constipation, raised cholesterol levels and, in women, menstrual irregularities including amenorrhoea. ...Read more

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What can cause blood in stool and lower back pain?

What can cause blood in stool and lower back pain?

See below: Several things can. You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Can an injury or hit to testicles or groin region cause blood in stool?

Can an injury or hit to testicles or groin region cause blood in stool?

No connection: Unless the injury hits to bowels (area above the groins) there is no good reason to relate that hit or injury to the blood in your stools. I would advise that you go see your doctor especially if your bleeding persists. ...Read more

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Does thyroid cancer cause blood in stool?

Does thyroid cancer cause blood in stool?

No: This is not something routinely seen with thyroid cancer. It's somewhat possible that this could happen if the cancer had spread to involve the GI tract but this isn't a common occurance either. ...Read more

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Can Fastin (phentermine) cause blood in stool and vomiting?

Can Fastin (phentermine) cause blood in stool and vomiting?

No. If you have...: ...bloody stools and diarrhea, you need to get medical care NOW. I could write more but that might distract you from this advice. Go to a health care facility now. If no one can take you or you're really weak, call 9-1-1. Please & thank you. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Can a ruptured hemorrhagic ovarian cyst cause blood in stool? Is this something that I should worry about? I was told the cyst would resolve itself.

Can a ruptured hemorrhagic ovarian cyst cause blood in stool? Is this something that I should worry about? I was told the cyst would resolve itself.

No!!: A ruptured ovarian cyst will not give bloody stool. You have another problem and this my be more serious than the ovarian problem. See and discuss with your doctor immediately or see a colorectal surgeon or GI doctor. Please do not ignore this situation. ...Read more

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Would an fracture or bruising of ribs in the back cause blood in stool? Right side. 48 year old, male. Non smoker.

Would an fracture or bruising of ribs in the back cause blood in stool? Right side. 48 year old, male. Non smoker.

No: No, a back injury and/or rib fracture should not cause change in stool color. It usually has to be from something within the gi tract; bleeding into the gi tract from a gastric ulcer being just one example. Don't hesitate to be seen for it. ...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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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

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


Feces (Definition)

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