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Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


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I have had bloody stools for over a month,water will be soild red. Alot of pain,big blood clots on tp and in stool also very stringy and now back pain?

I have had bloody stools for over a month,water will be soild red. Alot of pain,big blood clots on tp and in stool also very stringy and now back pain?

Time to see your Dr.: if you don't have a doctor, go to a prompt care or emergency room. you seriously need to be evaluated. this is lower GI bleeding , either from colon, anorectal area,, or distal small bowel. I'm not going to go through the differential, I'm just telling you to get seen, and soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am a 22 year old female, i had about two tbsp of bright red blood in stool w/ blood clots. Cancerous colon polyps in family history.?

I am a 22 year old female, i had about two tbsp of bright red blood in stool w/ blood clots. Cancerous colon polyps in family history.?

Yes: Colon cancer and polyps can be genetically related. If either of these are in your family or personal history, get to an expert and get regular colon screening. If you are having bleeding it needs to be evaluated regardless of your age. ...Read more

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What can cause dark blood and blood clots in stool?

What can cause dark blood and blood  clots in stool?

Bleeding.: Bleeding in your GI tract. This needs evaluation by your doc soon if not immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjay Jain
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Blood clots in stool, could it be caused by watermelon?

Blood clots in stool, could it be caused by watermelon?

No: Blood clots in stool is a serous problem and should not be from watermelon consumption. Seek medical help immediately. ...Read more

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Will watermelon look like blood clots in stool?

Will watermelon look like blood clots in stool?

No: watermelon gets digested completely before it comes out in stool. blood clots in stool are more velvety -smooth -glistening and have a typical blood odor. ...Read more

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Llq pain worse after bm (freq increment 1x/d to 3-4x/d) w/ bright blood & mucus on toilet tissue everytime, blood clots in stool sometimes.What is it?

Llq pain worse after bm (freq increment 1x/d to 3-4x/d) w/ bright blood & mucus on toilet tissue everytime, blood clots in stool sometimes.What is it?

LLQ Pain: This should be evaluated by GI specialist based upon information provided. Inflammatory bowel disease(ulcerative colitis or crohn's) is in the differential. Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs)does not cause rectal bleeding. Ibs + hemorrhoids however potentially could explain the symptoms . Evaluation should be done. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Gromisch
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Bright colored blood clots in stool along with lower abdominal stabbing pain.

Colitis: It could be hemorrhoids, but this is not usually painful. It could be a form of colitis (bacterial, amebic or ulcerative). Do you have fever or chills? Do you have just clots of bloody diarrhea? If so you are going to be examined by a physician. ...Read more

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