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Poop Blood Clot
Several thoughts.: If stools otherwise look normal in color and consistency, then could be hemorrhoids or anal fissure. If accompanied by diarrhea and episodic, could be ulcerative colitis or other inflammatory colitis. If stools are black and tarry, could be stomach ulcer or gastritis. Unfortunately there are several thoughts depending on actual presentation of blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get evaluated/: Blood or clots in the urine, or hematuria, in the absence of infection, is abnormal and should be worked up. First, a urinary infection must be ruled out. Red cells are common in this setting. If there is no infection, further evaluation is needed to find the source. Work with your doctor to make sure you find a cause, or rule out the more worrisome ones. ...Read more
Toilet water blood red after bowel movement. Was fresh bright red blood. Stool was normal brown colour with no blood in it. Internal hemorrhoid?
Depends: It depends if the vessel is an artery or a vein, the size of the vessel, collateral circulation, co-existing illnesses etc. Blood clot in a vein can travel to lung and cause lung infarction. Clot in an artery may damage the tissue/organ supplied by that artery. Heart attack is one example of clot in an artery. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Colitis: Mucus colitis with blood tinged stool can occur with irritable bowel syndrome, proctitis,inflammatory bowel disease like ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease or certain bowel infections . A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you if symptoms persist. Appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more
No: Aspirin is used to prevent the formation of blood clots through the inhibition of aggregation of cells (platelets) that are part of the clot. Once the clot is formed, Aspirin is not very effective in dissolving it. This is because the clot has material incorporated in it that does not respond to the action of aspirin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DVT: 20yo is kinda young to have blood clots in legs but it's not that rare either, especially in those w/genetic risks eg thrombophilia, taking estrogen-based birth control, have had recent major surgery or traveled extensively w/o much movement eg transoceanic flight. Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) can loosen & move to lungs where they're deadly eg pulmonary embolism. Go to ER immediately for treatment ...Read more
Bright red blood once when expelled gas. No blood in stool. Stool normal brown color. Have hemorrhoids. What else might cause this?
Need evaluation: If you are passing blood clots in your stool you could have any number of potentially serious conditions in the GI tract and you need an evaluation asap. Ulcerative colitis is one of any number of possibilities that include a bleeding ulcer in upper digestive tract to cancer anywhere in the GI tract. Get evaluated immediately. ...Read more
Clotting factors: Liver makes specific proteins called clotting factors which when stimulated with injury to a blood vessel (cut, blunt trauma) results in a domino effect and blood clots to seal the bleeding vessels. Some have a genetic lack of certain factors which make them bleed, or others more susceptible to forming blood clots. ...Read more
Get seen immediately: Urinary retention by bladder clots should be addressed immediately in the urology clinic or in the emergency room. Although the bleeding from a bladder source is rarely life threatening, it must be addressed quickly and the obstruction alleviated as soon as possible. The bladder must be irrigated to remove all clots, and bladder irrigation started if bleeding continues. ...Read more
Tell us more details: Where is the blood clot? Is it in the leg or in the lungs? The disease process of clots is called dvt. Most times DVT occurs without a clear cause. But pateints with occult cancers can, sometimes have a blood clot. Most doctors would screen you for any cancer in your body by doing a ct scan of abdomen and a chest x-ray, besides a good physical exam. Pet scan is another good cancer screening test. ...Read more
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