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Red Strings In Stool
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 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
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
Redness near anus. Two very very thinn red marks but don't hurt at all. Only a bit itching while peeing aur passing stool? Wil it get better by itself?
Rectal irritation: Will likely resolve. If symptoms persist on itching is worse at nigt consider testing for tape worm ...Read more
Very stressed for a week. For 30 hours I've had food-poisoning-like symptoms. Diarhhea, chills, weakness, headache. Stool now has redness. Shld I wrry?
? bloody stools: If you have red blood in your stools with fever and diarrhea, you could have a bacterial invasive infection of the intestine which requires treatment. If there is no sign of bleeding a viral gastroenteritis may be present and this should be self limiting. Anxiety could trigger an irritable bowel syndrome, but with chills, headache and fatigue, I favor an infectious cause. See your md as needed. ...Read more
Nausea in the morning, gas, clay like soft watery stool, difficulty in digestion and itching and redness in the whole body, please advise?
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
1y.o. w/ "sandy" loose stools now that she's on lactulose, redness and bumps on cheeks, distended stomach after eating, &Has pain during BMs- Gluten?
Many possible causes: Work with Pediatrician to sort this out. ...Read more
Had c-diff. Once cleared, doc did colonoscopy. Everything perfect. Did notice redness (erythema...No blood) in rectum. Did random biopsies. Some blood in stool 2 day after. Very mild cramping. Normal?
YES: You may see a scant amount of blood after colon biopsy: anything more requires further GI evaluation. ...Read more
? blood? Meds: Stools vary in color from yellow, to light brown, to green to dark brown. If a stool is red it may be blood or a chemical reaction to a medication you are taking. Have your doctor check for blood. ...Read more
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
See your Dr: There can be many reasons for a red stool, some of them (like eating something red that you don't digest) benign. But the most common reason for red stool is the presence of blood, which needs to be evaluated. ...Read more
Blood or diet: Blood in stool tends to "run off" into the surrounding water. Red stool from foods, e.g. Tomato skins, beets, peppers tends not to. Associated symptoms? Call md. ...Read more
Could be: You need to have your stool tested for blood. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an in-person evaluation. ...Read more
My stool is very red (twice now) but I had red velvet cookies about 6 hours ago. Is this likely the cause?
Maybe, but..: If your stool is red, it could be due to food color, however blood does this too. If there is blood on the toilet paper I would go to the ER. Otherwise if it is from the cake it should clear up in a day. The only strange thing is that the stool should not turn red 6 hours after eating the cake. That's the confusing part. Keep a close eye on it and if it persists head the ER or Urgent Care ...Read more
I recently had stool with what looked like a red thick string, is this something I should get checked out right away?
Blood in stool: Blood in a bowel movement is abnormal and in your age group a minor condition like anal fissure or hemorrhoid is a usual cause. Since you are not bleeding profusely and don't have abnormal bowel symptoms otherwise there is no urgency in being examined but you could discuss this with your physician or Gynecologist who will advise you. ...Read more
Could you name a disease that causes each type of stool? - Bright green; - Pinkish-red; - Greenish-brown. Thanks a lot!!
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
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
My stool was a light red I don't know if it'll pass because what I ate... I ate a couple of red smoked saugages should I be worried or it'll pass?
Beet chips w/lunch yest., 1st b.m. this AM ok Except for one area on end of stool saw a pink red streak and a small area same color as chip. From chps?
Hope although brief...this is helpful!
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Is a symptom that should not be ignored. Although the most "common" reason for this is bleeding hemorrhoid (s), other causes should be ruled out!
Start with your Primary Care Provider!
Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more
Yes. So can bleeding: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.G rectal trauma), & worsened by your thrombocytopenia, A rule of thumb (but not absolute): black stool means bleeding comes from upper GI tract; grape jelly stool from small bowel; silver stool from biliary tree; burgundy stool from right colon; red blood from left colon to anus. ...Read more