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I had red/brown coloration to my semen at the start of ejaculation. This has only happened once. I also have dark colored stool. Related and causes?

I had red/brown coloration to my semen at the start of ejaculation. This has only happened once. I also have dark colored stool. Related and causes?

Unrelated: The semen discoloration is likely due to changes in your prostate due to aging and is not a cause for concern. Unless your stool is tarry black that is not a cause for concern either. You may address both of the issues with your doctor at the next visit. ...Read more

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Blood in stool goes from tar black to red brown more red?

Blood in stool goes from tar black to red brown more red?

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 more

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Is it normal for a 2 yo stool to be more than 1 color in 1 bowel mvmt? It was various shades of brown. Also a little piece of it look faint red/brown.

Is it normal for a 2 yo stool to be more than 1 color in 1 bowel mvmt? It was various shades of brown. Also a little piece of it look faint red/brown.

Ask the pediatrician: At 2 yo, your child must have regular exam visits, right? Either call to ask or bring it up at the next visit. Reddish stool must worry you that it could be blood. So, make an appointment to have it evaluated. A sick child is not good for anyone, avoid problems with a visit. You'll both feel better. ...Read more

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I am experiencing leaking stool and bloody stool. The blood is brownish red. Not like when I have a hemorrhoid. I just had a bout of diverticulitis.

I am experiencing  leaking stool and bloody stool.  The blood is brownish red. Not like when I have a hemorrhoid. I just had a bout of diverticulitis.

Gastroenterologist: Whenever one has bloody stool, it is important to see a gastroenterologist to sort out the cause. If you have not had a recent colonoscopy you will probably need one. It is possible that this may be a diverticular bleed. You should not delay in seeking help. If the bleeding is severe, go to the emergency room. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm having red flakes when I wipe but my stool is brown w ordering if I should go to the ER could this be blood?

I'm having red flakes when I wipe but my stool is brown w ordering if I should go to the ER could this be blood?

Urgent care first: Hi Michelle 101, You can test to see if its blood yourself, ask your pharmacist..the test should be less than $10. Or go to an urgent care where a practitioner should examine you to see if you have hemmorhoids or need further testing. Your risks depend on your age, as well. Don't just let this go on doing nothing, ...Read more

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How to relieve red-brown, flaking skin under the mouth?

How to relieve red-brown, flaking skin under the mouth?

Yeast rash: One of the conditions that can cause some flaking and scaling on the chin area is "seborrheic dermatitis" this is a common yeast overgrowth problem and is worsened by stress, anxiety and some other triggers. Try some head & shoulders shampoo as a face wash three times a week, leave on 30 seconds. If this doesn't clear is up in a couple weeks, follow up with a dermatologist or your primary. ...Read more

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I've had a very sore throat for the past 3 days and have been spitting up phlem, but half the time there's blood or red/brown flakes. Is that serious?

I've had a very sore throat for the past 3 days and have been spitting up phlem, but half the time there's blood or red/brown flakes. Is that serious?

Epistaxis: Have it checked anyway to make sure. By your symptoms you have upper respiratory infection or inflammation. The mucous dries up the superficial vessels from the kisselbach's plexus to the back of the throat, they pop and get mixed with the secretions especially in the morning. It still could be from the lungs although less likely. It is best to see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Why is my stool a brick red and brown color? Is it bad?

Why is my stool a brick red and brown color? Is it bad?

Could be: You need to have your stool tested for blood. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an in-person evaluation. ...Read more

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Could you name a disease that causes each type of stool? - Bright green; - Pinkish-red; - Greenish-brown. Thanks a lot!!

Could you name a disease that causes each type of stool?
- Bright green;
- Pinkish-red;
- Greenish-brown.

Thanks a lot!!

Does NotMakeSense: There are no diseases based on the color of stool.I don't know why are you asking this question and what the purpose of it
Your question does not make any medical sense ...Read more

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Is dark brown stool with lots of red dots normal?

Is dark brown stool with lots of red dots normal?

You're bleeding: Gi bleeding can be without warning, brisk, & originate anywhere in the gut (from esophagus, stomach, to rectum. Don't hesitate to seek urgent evaluation/care especially if lightheaded, dizzy, weak. Sources of particular concern: bleeding stomach ulcers, ischemic colitis, infectious colitis, inflammatory bowel disease. Get right to a doctor, &consider stopping any non-prescribed NSAID drugs now. ...Read more

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My stool has been light brown with what appears to be blood in it. The. Blood is red in color. Also small amount of blood on tissue. Causes?

My stool has been light brown with what appears to be blood in it. The. Blood is red in color. Also small amount of blood on tissue. Causes?

Bloody stool: You need to see your doctor or gastroentrologist right away, it could be an infection, hemorrhoids, polyps, analysis fissur & so on, if you can't see a doctor soon go to ER. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why is part of my stool white half of it is brown and a little white and red i made myself go can it be from bad diet or sugar feel fine bad diet?

Why is part of my stool white half of it is brown and a little white and red i made myself go can it be from bad diet or sugar feel fine bad diet?

Constipation: Yes your diet is responsible for your constipation. Various colors represent some of the bad food youve eaten. Thevred represents blood due to straining or possible fissure or hemorrhoid. Start eating more fruits and vegetables, high fiber cereals, legumes and nuts to become more regular. ...Read more

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Could you name a disease for each tipe of stool? - Greenish-brown stools; - Greenish-black and sticky; - Pinkish-red; - Bright green. Thanks a lot!

Could you name a disease for each tipe of stool?
- Greenish-brown stools;
- Greenish-black and sticky;
- Pinkish-red;
- Bright green.

 Thanks a lot!

No. : It doesn't work that way. Stool color is influenced by diet and gut bacteria. The variations in stool color, consistency, and texture are not necessarily associated with any disease. See your doctor if bowel function is consistently abnormal. ...Read more

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My stool has bright red throughout the inner part of it, outer edge is brown. Could it be other reasons then blood? Took occult test 1 m ago negative.

My stool has bright red throughout the inner part of it, outer edge is brown. Could it be other reasons then blood? Took occult test 1 m ago negative.

Causes of red stool: Include blood and ingestion of red dye or food, such as beets. Have your stool tested while it is red to make sure. ...Read more

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Slimy light/dull red blood on exterior of stool for a month or two. Stool color brown as usual. What could be the cause?

Slimy light/dull red blood on exterior of stool for a month or two. Stool color brown as usual. What could be the cause?

Internal: hemorrhoids and anal fissure needs to be ruled out first although there could be other causes. See your doctor for an exam. Best! ...Read more

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I have had a darker brown stool and I had a little red on my toilet paper and and I have eaten tomatoes could it be something else?

I have had a darker brown stool and I had a little red on my toilet paper and and I have eaten tomatoes could it be something else?

Could possibly: Be blood. Have you ever been constipated and gotten hemorrhoids? When they belled it is usually on the toilet paper. Stop eating tomatoes syndrome see if it stops. If it's blood you should see the doc! ...Read more

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I have red new blood on toilet paper with sometimes a lot blood inside the toilet from more a year no pain or wight loss stool colour brown im28 male?

Rectal bleed.: From your description of current symptoms and your age, likely you are suffering from having hemorrhoidal disease. Other possible causes are inflammatory bowel diseases (less likely since you do not have change in bowel habits, weight loss, fever, abd pain). Eat more fiber, avoid straining, adequate hydration for a few weeks. If not help, should at least have a flexible sigmoidoscopy. ...Read more

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I ate yellow corn today and when I went to the bathroom my stool was brown but the corn looked like it was dyed red. The only thing red I had was BBQ ?

I ate yellow corn today and when I went to the bathroom my stool was brown but the corn looked like it was dyed red. The only thing red I had was BBQ ?

It will be difficult: to differentiate red from the BBQ or potentially blood in your stool. It would be reasonable to see a health care provider for hemacult testing of your stool to be certain. Make an appointment today. ...Read more

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I noticed a flat brown disc shaped form, with a center, like sunny side egg. 1/2 in" - not food, and also red blood and mucus in my stool. What is it?

I noticed a flat brown disc shaped form, with a center, like sunny side egg. 1/2 in" - not food, and also red blood and mucus in my stool. What is it?

Hard to say: If you have saved it take it into your doctor's office for pathology. Have your doctor examine the area. It may have been a polyp. Arrange to see a GI specialist to look at your colon. All the best. ...Read more

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I had black smelly soft stool, the first part of my stool was regular brown, firm. followed by semi liquid black tar like stool. The night before i'd drunk two glasses of (red) Malbec wine.. over there past few weeks my stools have been more light coloure

I had black smelly soft stool, the first part of my stool was regular brown, firm. followed by semi liquid black tar like stool. The night before i'd drunk two glasses of (red) Malbec wine.. over there past few weeks my stools have been more light coloure

Possible melena?: If in setting of alcohol, NSAID/aspirin use, etc may be higher likelihood that the described stool was melena, often caused by significant bleeding in upper GI tract, most often from ulcer. This would clearly require MD attention - would need more info, of course. Seek MD esp if re flags e.g. weakness/dizziness, nausea/vomit, fever, weight loss. ...Read more

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I keep going to the bathroom in small amounts. Stool is more red than brown, soft, and turns water/TP pink. I have IBS and did not eat beets?

I keep going to the bathroom in small amounts. Stool is more red than brown, soft, and turns water/TP pink. I have IBS and did not eat beets?

Time to see an MD: Consistent blood in your stool should be evaluated by a gastorenterologist. Hemorrhoids, infection, and other bowel diseases should've checked for. ...Read more

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Colonscopy found hemoroid. Years later I see what looks like faint pink & bright red stool toilet paper on first wipe but BM are normal brown.

Colonscopy found hemoroid. Years later I see what looks like faint pink & bright red stool toilet paper on first wipe but  BM are normal brown.

Likely Hemorrhoid: If you had a normal colonoscopy and don't have a significant genetic predisposition to colon cancer (a strong family history?), then the likely cause is hemorrhoidal; if you are worried, see your doctor; ...Read more

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My stool changed color from pale tan to brown after b12 injection, sign of red blood cells in the making better?

My stool changed color from pale tan to brown after b12 injection, sign of red blood cells in the making better?

A definite maybe: If you are seriously B 12 deficient You may make more bilirubin from lysis of red cell precursors, with darker stool. Today's scientific medicine makes little of stool color. Unless it is black and tarry, or clay colored, or bright red, I would pay little attention. ...Read more

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Had couple glasses of red wine last night. This morning had very dark brown/not quite black stools. Should i be worried.

Had couple glasses of red wine last night. This morning had very dark brown/not quite black stools. Should i be worried.

No: A couple glasses of red wine are not responsible for this. More likely it was what you ate the day before. If the condition persists, see your dr. ...Read more

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Constipated | Today passed a normal brown coloured stool although light red blood turned toilet water red and blood also on toilet paper when wiped ?

Constipated | Today passed a normal brown coloured stool although light red blood turned toilet water red and blood also on toilet paper when wiped 
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Small bleeding: Being constipated and passing a hard stool can cause minor trauma to the lining of the rectum and anus. Other causes of a small amount of blood can be from hemorrhoids. At your age, it is unlikely to be anything more significant. If you have prolonged bleeding or prolonged pain you may want to seek out a physician to perform a rectal exam or a gastroenterologist for a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Part of stool pink/orange, and mainly light brown. known piles, 1-2 occasional bright red on toilet paper a year (hard stool fissure). concern?

Part of stool pink/orange, and mainly light brown. known piles, 1-2 occasional bright red on toilet paper a year (hard stool fissure). concern?

Need to be evaluated: You should be evaluated by your primary doctor, gastro or surgeon as these symptoms are very non specific and may be related to a GI issue such as hemorrhoids or even a or other causes of GI tract bleeding. ...Read more