Top 20 Doctor insights on: Red stool but not blood

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Causes of bloody stools? 4 ep. Over 4 years. 1-4 days each. Severe pain 2 days ago. P/o 10-20 mins. Dark red bloody stools 2x yday. Blood mixed tday.

Causes of bloody stools? 4 ep. Over 4 years. 1-4 days each. Severe pain 2 days ago. P/o 10-20 mins. Dark red bloody stools 2x yday. Blood mixed tday.

Have an exam: There are various possibilities and while some are not serious, a bad one could sneak into your life if you don't have it checked. That it hurt is perhaps good news that it's a surface tear but even that could lead to infection so do see a Dr. Why worry, why guess? ...Read more

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Bowel movement looked dark red. Soft stool diarrhea. No blood on tissue though. Is this serious? 22 y. O. Female. 1st time it's happened.

Bowel movement looked dark red. Soft stool diarrhea. No blood on tissue though. Is this serious? 22 y. O. Female. 1st time it's happened.

What you ate?: The most common reason for stools that look like this in young people is something that they ate. Beets are a big offender, as is food colored red. Iron supplements can make stools look black. Could this be going on? ...Read more

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Saw some red pieces in stool, food or blood?

Saw some red pieces in stool, food or blood?

Hard to know: Without knowing what you've been eating, it's impossible to say. The easiest way to tell if you have blood in your stool is to do a stool test for occult blood. You can get hemoccult stool cards from your doctor and test this. If positive, there can be multiple causes for blood in stool -- and these need to be followed up. ...Read more

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I am a 22 year old female, I had about two tbsp of bright red blood in stool w/ blood clots. Cancerous colon polyps in family history.?

I am a 22 year old female, I had about two tbsp of bright red blood in stool w/ blood clots. Cancerous colon polyps in family history.?

Yes: Colon cancer and polyps can be genetically related. If either of these are in your family or personal history, get to an expert and get regular colon screening. If you are having bleeding it needs to be evaluated regardless of your age. ...Read more

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My husband has been haveing stomache pains since the 26th of march and for the past week has had bright red blood is his stools the blood is in the stools not the water or toilet paper

Hello.: Hello. I am glad that you wrotein. It is very important that your husband get medical attention.
Blood in the stool is not normal. When rectal bleeding is combined with abdominal pain, it is very important that the source be explored. ...Read more

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How can I tell if red spots in my stool are blood or just food? Does the toilet water turn red if its blood?

How can I tell if red spots in my stool are blood or just food? Does the toilet water turn red if its blood?

Test for Blood: Red spots are more likely to be food particles. Blood in stool often get altered during passage through intestine and may not be red nor turn the water red. You should see your doctor for an examination and a stool blood test.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Would watermelon pulp look like blood in stool? My 2 yo had some & has had red spots in his stool that resemble blood but I can pick them out. Blood?

Would watermelon pulp look like blood in stool? My 2 yo had some & has had red spots in his stool that resemble blood but I can pick them out. Blood?

Yes/no: If concerned, you can take a diaper with the material to your pcp and a test can be run on the debris. Watermelon can pass through the kids system with little alteration of the color as can things like tropical punch (in the red of course). ...Read more

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Brown & dark green stool. Bright red blood when I wipe. Started after eating spicy sandwich. Stomach making loud noises. Flatulence... What is wrong?

Brown & dark green stool. Bright red blood when I wipe. Started after eating spicy sandwich. Stomach making loud noises. Flatulence... What is wrong?

Not sure: Green stools can be caused by eating certain foods that contain green pigment or if stool has rapid transit time through the intestines. Blood is not normal. If the blood is more than a one time occurrence - would recommend assessment. ...Read more

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I had a colonic yesterday and now I have bright red in my loose stool. No blood ever before. Always regular bowel movements.?

I had a colonic yesterday and now I have bright red in my loose stool. No blood ever before. Always regular bowel movements.?

Local irritation: This is probably related to the procedure. I would see MD to make sure this is not a large irritation, damage to colonic lining and ER if you have pain, weak, dizziness, fever. ...Read more

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Black part in stool. No red blood. 2-3 bowel movement/day. Dull pain or cramp on right side of abdoman for 5-6 second. Worried please help?

Black part in stool. No red blood. 2-3 bowel movement/day. Dull pain or cramp on right side of abdoman for 5-6 second. Worried please help?

See a doctor: I would strongly recommend being seen by a doctor. Black stool often indicate blood from you GI tract so I would want that checked to make sure that you are not bleeding. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Few red clumps in my stool. Is it blood or could it be food? Pregnant and a little constipated, no blood when wiped and no red in water, just in stool

Few red clumps in my stool. Is it blood or could it be food? Pregnant and a little constipated, no blood when wiped and no red in water, just in stool

Red clumps: Could be either. There is test to check, called a hemocult test. Take the sample to your doctor to be checked. Also avoiding products that are red or contain red dyes might help. All the best. Thank you. ...Read more

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Blood in my stool. Dark red like period blood on the toilet paper but in the toilet it looked pinkish red. I've had diarrhea for 3days no blood til now?

Blood in my stool. Dark red like period blood on the toilet paper but in the toilet it looked pinkish red. I've had diarrhea for 3days no blood til now?

Hard to say: I suspect you have a problem that may resolve on its own. You may have rectal bleeding due to the diarrhea; you may have ruptured a hemorrhoid. If the bleeding continues, you should see a physician. Primary care doctors could do a small scope procedure to examine the inside of your rectum to help diagnose the problem. You could have an anal fissure that is bleeding. See doc! Good luck! ...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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Causes of red blood and mucous on stools?

Rectal bleeding: There can be many sources of rectal bleeding and mucous in the stool. You may have some sort of inflammation, such as colitis, or could even have a polyp or tumor. You should see a gastroenterologist ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more