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What does "bloody stool" mean?

What does "bloody stool" mean?

Nothing that should : Be ignored, but rather needs immediate attention. Can be infectious, inflammatory such as ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease, tumor, hemorrhoids. Or even from an upper intestinal problem such as ulcer or meckels diverticulum. You need to be evaluated promptly. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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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 dose bloody stool means ?

What dose bloody stool means 
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Possibilities: Include bleeding from hemorrhoids, diverticulosis, infectious diarrhea, cancer, arterio-venous malformations, crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. Also, an ulcer, bleeding disorder, or a polyp. If you are having bloody stool you need to be seen by a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What does having a bloody stool mean?

See a doctor!: Blood in stool has many causes, some benign, some worrisome, some bad. Only a doctor trained in evaluation of the GI tract can differentiate between these, but blood always needs an explanation. ...Read more

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I have bloody stool, and lots of pain?

I have bloody stool, and lots of pain?

Do see a doctor: Bloody stool and pain is never "normal".. Hemorrhoids - swollen veins - or a tear - anal fissure - cause bleeding and pain. These conditions are not serious and are easily treated. However, some very serious conditions cause bloody stool and pain. These include polyps, cancers and colitis. It is essential that you see a doctor for an examination. Treatment depends on the findings. Peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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What is bloody stool normally caused by?

Never normal: Most likely this will be something benign like hemorrhoids or fissure, but more serious things can also cause bleeding. See your colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Bloody stool, and lots of pain, what to do?

See your doctor: Bloody stool is not normal. Pain but you don't say if this is abdominal or rectal pain but your doctor should be able to determine the best way to efficiently evaluate and then treat you. You may need to see a colon and rectal surgeon or a GI doctor. ...Read more

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What is the cause of bloody stool in general?

What is the cause of bloody stool in general?

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 should be done for a bloody stool? Wait it out?

What should be done for a bloody stool? Wait it out?

Get help; don't wait: If you recently ate a large amount of red liquidy food (or similar-appearing stuff) then you may have rapid intestinal transit resulting in the food's inadequate digestion. However, be concerned since blood may also appear as red. Bleeding in such a case can be without warning, brisk, & originate anywhere in the gut (from esophagus, stomach, to rectum.Don't hesitate to seek urgent evaluation/care. ...Read more

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Bloody stool for a little over a week. Should i be worried?

Bloody stool for a little over a week. Should i be worried?

Yes...: There are many potentially serious causes of bloody stools that you don't want to delay the diagnosis of so see your doctor or go to an urgent care or emergency room asap. ...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