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Red stringy mucus in stool, pain in stomach-(had increased significantly during the summer), greenish stool colour, last year noticed blood in stool.
Blood or food: Ask your Dr. to test it.Get a more detailed answer ›
Melenic specks?: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums. Persistent melena esp. With dyspeptic symptoms however warrants md visit. ...Read more
38 female. Bright red blood in toilet, paper, and stool. Mucous white and yellow stringy in stool. Low back pain when sitting up, and urinary incont.
Check with GI: Could be upper GI bleeding(ulcer).Get a more detailed answer ›
Do black specs(like tiny pepper flakes) in the stool indicate blood even when the stool in a normal brown color?
Nah: Significant blood loss (more than 3-4 ounces of blood), especially from upper sources, e.g. Stomach, duodenum , small bowel, less likely from right colon, can give black, tarry stol, with a typically characteristic odor, often loose (blood is a laxative):melena (black). Entire stool would be black, not just individual spots. Likely from food, seeds. Iron pills, pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can do also. ...Read more
Burning after bowle movement. Little blood in stools. Mucus blood on tissue paper. Stools constintly charging from diarea to loose stools very gassy?
Should get evaulated: Being a 26 y/o female, it is likely that you have irritable bowel syndrome and with the frequent loose stools can cause significant anal/perianal irritation, at times bleeding from it. If you have been having symptoms for yrs, ibs is likley. If this is new, something else maybe causing your symptoms such as ulcerative colitis etc..I recommend consulting your doc for an eval. Good luck. ...Read more
Slight Abdominal pain 1wk after anal masturbation. Slight nausea, constipation and dark/black stool. Small amounts of blood in stool Perforated Colon?
See doctor: Although it is not possilbe to make this diagnosis over the internet, the current symptoms with the mechanism of action and are concerning. It certainly could be many things, but you do want to rule out any intestinal damage. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
Not likely: From the standpoint of the medical profession, black stools -called melena - are always assumed to be blood. Usually representing bleeding from stomach or "higher up" within the intestines. Colon bleeding usually is red. Unfortunately, bismouth containing medications can also cause black stool, but even with that type of product, one cannot be sure there is not bleeding also. Needs evaluation. ...Read more
Mucus on stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum, among others. Consider evaluation please. ...Read more
See your doctor.: The combination of symptoms that you are describing do not point to any one obvious problem, so you need to have a complete evaluation in an office, and perhaps blood tests or other tests. You also need to be evaluated to see why you have blood in your stool. These can be important symptoms. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need GI Follow Up: Darker the stool higher up the GI tract. Now you mention red brown than more red. Sounds like you could have hemorrhoids but the black tar could be an ulcer or gastritis etc etc. You may need egd and colonscopy esp if family history of colon cancer or peptic ulcer disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ostomy output is floating in toilet, frothy, foul fatty smell, glistening and shiny/oily in appearance. Possible causes?
Malabsorption: what you describe sounds like a failure to completely absorb in your small bowel. It can be from rapid transit, a lack of pancreatic enzymes or bile, small bowel pathology or from a bacterial overgrowth. This is more common with an ileostomy . It also may be related to your underlying reason for the ostomy such as Crohnes. See your GI doc or surgeon if it doesn't resolve soon. ...Read more
Had burning sensation in lower abdominal area, black sludge stool, constipation, white mucus in stool,blood on toilet paper,lower left abdominal pain?
See doctor now: With the above symptoms you need medical attention now. Do not wait. ...Read more