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Red Brown Flakes In Stool
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
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
Blood bad in stool: Any amount of bleeding in stool, be it bright red, maroon or black demands prompt and thorough evaluation. Many of the causes will not just go away by themselves and may be life threatening and or life shortening. Go for immediate evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Constipated | Today passed a normal brown coloured stool although light red blood turned toilet water red and blood also on toilet paper when wiped
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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Potentially serious: If your stools are pale & your urine is dark like tea, this may indicate possible potentially serious problems with your liver or pancreas. This needs to be evaluated immediately by a GI specialist, especially if you also notice yellowing of your eyes. Lab tests, ct scan or an ultrasound examination are recommended. ...Read more
Can loose stools change color of toliet water (dark brown/light brown stools)? Done stool test negative of blood but recently started liquid iron
Blood in stools little black dots on toliet paper. Stools wet brown looking. Colon really itches and little dry pain.Ive seen blood last week too.?
Doctor can evaluate: Rectum and anus symptoms can be due to irritation or infection. Serious problems like cancers are possible, depending on one's age and family history. Irritation can occur from diarrhea, constipation, hemorrhoids, friction, allergies, medication effects, etc... Infection can be from various germs. Some patients may have inflammatory bowel disease or celiac disease. A primary doctor can evaluate. ...Read more
Red stringy mucus in stool, pain in stomach-(had increased significantly during the summer), greenish stool colour, last year noticed blood in stool.
Can cranberry sauce cause undigested piece of red stool? The red piece of stool looked like bright red mucus. Colonscopy months ago was normal.
Yes it can: Yes it can....so also other red undigested food ...Read more
What causes white dot fluffy mucus and lots of bright red blood in a dark runny stool with a very foul odor?
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?
Variable: Stool coloring is variable. Black, grey, bright red should cause a call to the doctor. ...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?
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