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Hello. I just came from the toilet to realise i had bright red stools. Should i be concerned? :/ this has never happened before.
Yes need workup: various causes can lead to blood in stool - most commonly hemorrhoids, tear from straining, or acute infection. If recurrent need to rule out parasites/infection, inflammatory bowel disease, etc. Will likely need to see gastroenterologist, but need more background history and symptoms - happy to consult. Advise seeing your doctor first ...Read more
It can: Should not be over 12-24hrs. Medications and other foods can do it too, as can blood. The blood that comes from the stomach or upper small intestinal area will show ur stool to be black. If it is from lower shall intestine or parts of large intestine can be maroon looking. Bright red blood is from sigmoid colon, rectum or hemorrhoids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a very small piece of red stool is this most likely caused from the pizza I had 2 days ago? I am 16 years old.
I am not sure...: It is improvident to be certain that you are not bleeding so further history is needed. I wonder why you isolated the pizza as the cause knowing you have eaten other things. I will advise a visit with your doctor for proper assessment. Take care go easy on pizza though!!! ...Read more
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
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
My child just had fresh bright red stool . He is not constipated and no diarrhoea . No other symptoms are there , didn't eat beetroot also , help?
Bloody stool: How old is he? You say he has no other symptoms, just non painful blood in stool. You should have him see his pediatrician asap. Is it bright red? That could indicate intussusception, colitis, etc. If it is darker maroon or black, that indicates a problem higher up in the GI tract. If you have a stool specimen to bring to the pediatrician, that would help with guiding him/her in the workup. ...Read more
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
For the last 3 days been exp orange/red stools off/on. Also been eating bright pink/red sugar cookies with red sugar crystals. Monitor or worry?
Monitor: Please speak to your doctor about this. Sometimes red stools can be from food dye or medication, but not always. Your doctor can do a test to detect blood in the stool. Good luck. ...Read more
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.
Rectal bleeding: The most common causes are hemorrhoids or a fissure (a tear at the anal opening) likely caused by straining at the hard stool. Try getting more fiber in your diet. Also sit up straight on the toilet and see if you can elevate your feet so that your bottom is in more of a squatting position. ...Read more
Been having hard stools with some ab pain. Negative colonoscopy and endoscopy. Today had red stool? Been drinking red kool aid. Is this the cause?
Tomato Paste: can cause red stools.Get a more detailed answer ›
After swimming in the sea sometimes feel lower back pain and have red stools. Is this something to worry about?
Probably unrelated: It doesn't sound as if they're related. If it persists, see your physician. ...Read more