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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
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