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I'm 22 years old and have been noticing bright red/pink spots in my stool and on the toilet paper. It occurs occasionally, with no other symptoms.

I'm 22 years old and have been noticing bright red/pink spots in my stool and on the toilet paper. It occurs occasionally, with no other symptoms.

Prob hemorrhoids: At 22 unless you have a chronic bowel problem its likely this blood is from the end of the colon like a hemorrhoid or fissure. I would simply see your MD or a gastroenterologist and have a simple exam they would be able to diagnose this easily ...Read more

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Black specks in stool (for 2 years?). Sometimes red/pink chunks (looks like tomatoes). Are these likely blood? Very rarely blood on toilet paper, too

Black specks in stool (for 2 years?). Sometimes red/pink chunks (looks like tomatoes). Are these likely blood? Very rarely blood on toilet paper, too

Possibly...: Without further history or knowing your age, it's hard to say how concerned you should be about this, but it is certainly possible that the characteristics you describe could be indicating of blood in your stool. This should be checked out. ...Read more

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22y[M] Light red/pink blood in stool, should I go see my general doc? Was not painful.

22y[M] Light red/pink blood in stool, should I go see my general doc? Was not painful.

Yes: Bleeding from any orifice needs to be checked out. It may be just hemorrhoids but even that can cause anemia.
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Why is my stool pinkish red?

Why is my stool pinkish red?

Blood in stool: It seems that you have fresh blood from the rectal area or lower colon. Hemorrhoids are a common cause especially if your bowel movements are normal. If you have diarrhea with blood, then inflammation of the colon is more likely. Either way you should be examined by your physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...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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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 daughter 5 went number two and had blood in stool looked like inside the stool wiped her and looked pinkish red any ideas on what it could be?

My daughter 5 went number two and had blood in stool looked like inside the stool wiped her and looked pinkish red any ideas on what it could be?

Bloody stool: Pinkish red blood in the stool usually comes from the lower rectum or anus and hemorrhoids or a fissure or trauma could be the cause. Inflammation of the lower colon or rectum is less likely. Your pediatrician can perform a gentle anorectal examination for evaluation especially if further bleeding occurs. ...Read more

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I was bit by either a spider/misquito when poked they are hard, they are red/pink I now have a c-shaped bruise not around but an inch/so next to bite?

I was bit by either a spider/misquito when poked they are hard, they are red/pink I now have a c-shaped bruise not around but an inch/so next to bite?

Insect bite: Have you noticed any redness of the surrounding skin? Any itching? Any pain? Have you used any medication for the bites? The skin can become sensitive after insect bites and predispose you to some bruising along with the inflammatory process changes. If you have a picture, we can further assist you with healing. ...Read more

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22 years old, im female have blemishes on my cheeks not so much they are red pink what I should use to make gone skin is dry sensitive and bit spots?

22 years old, im female have blemishes on my cheeks not so much they are red pink what I should use to make gone skin is dry sensitive and bit spots?

A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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Nrmly due now. 2ds ago cramps+wipped bright red/pink after interc, then nthg. Next day a bit light brown/pink discharges, today morning cramps+period. Thx?

Nrmly due now. 2ds ago cramps+wipped bright red/pink after interc, then nthg. Next day a bit light brown/pink discharges, today morning cramps+period. Thx?

Question: It is difficult to identiy the question here. Did you have spotting and miss your normal period? Are you usually pregnant? Are you sexually active without ample protection? Have you done a pregnancy test. There are many reasons for missed normal period but the most common would be pregnancy and non-systematic use of BCPs. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a little bit of redness in my stool I can't tell if it's blood... I had quite a bit to drink last night. Wondering if I should go to the dr?

Hi, I have a little bit of redness in my stool I can't tell if it's blood... I had quite a bit to drink last night. Wondering if I should go to the dr?

Persists: Consider seeing your health care provider if you continue to see the discoloration in your stool or if it gets worse. ...Read more

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Found bright red/pink fleshy patch on right breast. Thought was ringworm, but no dry scaly skin. Rubbed;bled little bit. Doesn't itch. What is this?

Found bright red/pink fleshy patch on right breast. Thought was ringworm, but no dry scaly skin. Rubbed;bled little bit. Doesn't itch. What is this?

See a doctor: Without examining this it is impossible to say what it is, but anything that bleeds on your breast should be examined and diagnosed as quickly as possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi my baby had some mucous in her stool an some appeared to be a little bit red should I worry about this? I'm combining formula and Brest feeding

Hi my baby had some mucous in her stool an some appeared to be a little bit red should I worry about this? I'm combining formula and Brest feeding

Most times harmless: Mucus and blood in the stool of a baby is harmless most of the time and if does not persist, requires no trearment.
Blood in stools can be from anal tear. Food allergies or an intestinal infection in a breast fed baby. Or can be from the from cracked nipple of the mother and blood has passed through the babys intestines.
If it persists the baby needs to be examined to rule out an anal tear/infection ...Read more

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Left an ice pack on for 20+ mins & now my cheeks are really red/pink so I think I'm ice burned. How do I reduce the redness? When will this heal?

Left an ice pack on for 20+ mins & now my cheeks are really red/pink so I think I'm ice burned. How do I reduce the redness? When will this heal?

Diagnosis first: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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48 yr old male. Normal colonoscopy 4 yrs ago, internal hemms noted. Small bit of bright red blood on stool this morning--likely to be hemms?

48 yr old male. Normal colonoscopy 4 yrs ago, internal hemms noted. Small bit of bright red blood on stool this morning--likely to be hemms?

Hemmorhoids: Many people present with "piles" and this can actually be the issue or one of many other problems that your doctor can help

there are dietary, behavioral, hygiene modifications as well as procedures that can help with these common problems.

Both constipation and diarrhea can lead to this condition as well

it is best if you consult with a general or colorectal surgeon to help with this matter. ...Read more

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Went to toilet, first portion of the stool looked normal, but the latter bit was very dark (black?) & leaking red (like a beat). What may this mean?

Not sure: Melena can be a sign of GI bleeding. It normally presents with tarry or sticky, black stool which is malodorous. If you have those symptoms please seek medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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My stools are bright pinky red, with water turning pink. Had beets on sun, it is now tuesday. Could it be from the beets.?

My stools are bright pinky red, with water turning pink. Had beets on sun, it is now tuesday. Could it be from the beets.?

Yes: Beets do change your stool's color to a pinkish red. It can take a couple of days for it to happen. If it looks like blood, or doesn't resolve within a day and you haven't eaten any beets since then, you should see a healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Does eating dragon fruit (pink flesh type) cause red stools? How do I tell whether its red dye or blood?

Check stool/food: Check when the stool are colored and relate the color with the food ingested, keep a diary. Other option see a doc with check stool for blood. ...Read more

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I went to the restroom when I wiped my butt their was was light red practically pink in the toilet paper but no blood in the stool why? I'm scared

I went to the restroom when I wiped my butt their was was light red practically pink in the toilet paper but no blood in the stool why? I'm scared

BRBPR: This may just be just hemorrhoidal but bleeding from rectum (brbpr) may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.) or a bleeding source further upstream. Considerations: age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaids, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), trauma/anal penetration... ...Read more

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C. Diff? When its clearing up what are signs? Should u be worried is no more diaherra. Feels u can't pass stool? Anus looks a bit red. Maybe raw?

C. Diff? When its clearing up what are signs? Should u be worried is no more diaherra. Feels u can't pass stool? Anus looks a bit red. Maybe raw?

Feel better: When c dif is improving you feel better and the diarrhea stops. However, if the colon is getting sicker than can also make the diarrhea stop. The difference is that as the colon gets sicker you also feel sicker. So, if you are feeling better (stronger, more energy, less abdominal discomfort) and the diarrhea is slowing or resolving, good. If you are feeling sicker then you need to be checked. ...Read more

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26 yo female. Passed a large, hard stool and found bit of red blood on toilet paper. Hasn't happened before and bleeding stopped. Should I be worried?

26 yo female. Passed a large, hard stool and found bit of red blood on toilet paper. Hasn't happened before and bleeding stopped. Should I be worried?

Rectal bleeding: Many causes for rectal bleeding but the most common causes in healthy young patients are hemorrhoids or even anal fissures. Was there any pain? Has this happened again? For now avoid constipation and straining which can worsen these conditions. Mention it to your PCP, especially if you have pain or bleeding is heavy. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm a 26 year old female and I've been passing quite a bit of red blood in my stool today. So much that I thought I had started my period.

Hi, I'm a 26 year old female and I've been passing quite a bit of red blood in my stool today. So much that I thought I had started my period.

Rectal Bleeding: Bright red rectal bleeding is usually a result of hemorrhoids. Bleeding from hemorrhoid a can be precipitated by constipation. Your best option is to utilize stool softeners and preparations for the treatment of hemorrhoids such as Preparation H, and Anusol, etc. In addition, consuming more fluids would be of assistance. ...Read more

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Scratched my anus area 1 month ago. Its stil the same. A bit red, only a bit itchy while peing or pasing stool. Is this fungul infectiin? Baby cream?

Scratched my anus area 1 month ago. Its stil the same. A bit red, only a bit itchy while peing or pasing stool. Is this fungul infectiin? Baby cream?

Anal scratch: Tough to say what you have. As described, sounds like you have a simple minor anal laceration caused by your scratching incident, that due to its proximity with your anus, is having trouble healing with the area always opening for BM's. See the Dr. To assure that is all it is, and then she/he may be able to Rx some creams/meds for you to promote healing. ...Read more

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2 BMs today. 1st solid but a bit hard. 2nd solid and a bit hard but I saw what looked like the TINIEST bits of red blood outside stool. Anal sting?

The tiny "bit": Of blood are probably due to an internal hemorrhoid!

However get this checked out if it continued and DRINK LOTS OF FLUIDS to "soften" your bowel movements and avoid the "irritation" which causes the bleeding and the constipation as well! ...Read more

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Been having constipation problems for a bit. Had a tiny bit of red stuff on stool. Negative colonoscopy. Are colonscopys accurate can they miss cancer?

Been having constipation problems for a bit. Had a tiny bit of red stuff on stool. Negative colonoscopy. Are colonscopys accurate can they miss cancer?

Hemorrhoids, fissure: The most likely cause of the "red stuff" would be hemorrhoids, but a fissure is possible as well. Colonoscopies can miss lesions, such as cancer, but the miss rate is very, very low. Check out the cause for the presumptive rectal bleeding with you gastroenterologist or colorectal surgeon. ...Read more