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Smoking Meth Causing Blood In Stool
No: Palafer usually refers to iron supplements. It can make your stool appear black and possibly look like bleeding but usually I would expect such a medication being used for people who have blood loss from other causes such as GI related diseases. Patient should see a local gastroenterologist if any signs of bleeding reported in the stool. ...Read more
A long tube runs from the mouth to the anus. It includes, in order, the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, ileus), caecum, the ascending, transverse, descending, and sigmoid colon (or large intestine) and the rectum. The space inside that tube , the lumen, is considered to be outside of the body. When we bleed into that space ...Read more
Needs evaluation : These are concerning symptoms in the context of abdominal pain with associated blood in your stool. I would make it a point to call your medical provider who will need to evaluate The problem more thoroughly.while there are minor problems that can give the symptoms, there are more ominous things that need to be ruled out. If pain and bleeding is not tolerable go to ER. ...Read more
No: It's not entirely clear what you mean by 16 hpf. But there is no relationship that I know of between occult blood in stool and hyperglycemia. Occult blood in stool is a sign of gastrointestinalI blood loss or a nose bleed with ingestion of blood. A fasting blood sugar of 300 (units unknown) sounds high in standard mg/dl and could be a sign of overt diabetes. Consult your doctor regarding this Soon ...Read more
Straining for blood: Straining too much in toilet due to constipation can be a cause of some bleeding due to small anal tear from mechanical friction of hardenend stools or hemorrhoids. Keep taking enough fiber in diet with vegetables, fruits (including dry fruit, figs and prunes) lots of liquids and avoid constipating foods (dairy products, banana, red meats etc). Take stool softners as needed. ...Read more
Yes: This would almost certainly be accompanied by pain. If it is not painful and it persists, get it checked out. ...Read more
Unhealthy food: But will not ' cause blood in the stool ' You have to get it checked, see you family doctor need parents permission and presence as you are minor. Don't worry at your age something minor. ...Read more
Hi What all can cause blood in stool apart from fissures more so if it's a male 54 years. Thanks?
What causes a little blood ON stool as opposed to blood IN stool? I've had a little bright red blood ON stool prev, but negative FOBT in Dr office.
Blood coating stool:
Blood coating stool but negative occult blood is most
likely do to minor hemorrhoidal bleeding. If it is frequent, I would recommend a rectal exam and proctoscopy. If it is rare that would not be necessary. If wish a therapy please ask for a consult and I will advise a treatment. ...Read more
This morning I got blood in stool and on paper upon wiping. I've been applying ketoconazole there since 19 days, could that have caused it? I am 30 yrs.
See below: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Get an examination: You need to get a medical check up to find the cause of the blood in your stool. The most common cause is hemorroids but the most serious reason could be cancer in the large bowel. Only a medical examination by your doctor can tell the difference between the two. So get a medical check up done soon. ...Read more
Yes frm dietary heme: You can have false positive reading that is caused from dietary heme (from red meat)- thus you should avoid red meat, poultry, fish, some raw vegetables (turnips, horseradish, etc.), and vitamin, aspirin, nsaids — 3 to 5 days prior to checking the fecal occult blood test. In addition, repeating the test- 2 slides each time from 3 separate bm-is recommended to increase sensitivity and accuracy. ...Read more
Not often, but....: In this young age group, benign causes, such as hemorrhoids are by far the most common cause of blood in bowel movements, however this is always a diagnosis of exclusion. Anyone with blood in the stool needs to be worked up, as cancers in the GI tract can occur at any age, and of course if there is a family history of colon cancer, especially at a young age, routine surveillance should be considered. ...Read more
Various: A rectal exam (gloved finger in the rectum) can sometimes provide the answer, particularly if the problem is a hemorrhoid. Depending on age, health problems, symptoms, and type of bleeding, further tests may need to be done including possibly colonoscopy (under sedation, a fiberoptic camera is inserted into the rectum and is threaded through the colon to look directly for the cause of bleeding). ...Read more
No: Two forms of bleeding appear in the stool. Dark black stool arises from Hgb that is broken down by acid from bleeing high in the GI tract. Bright red bleeding occurs from bleeding in the lower colonic system above or just at the rectum. Bleeding does not arise from pancreatic inflammation or cancer. Hemorrhagic pancreatitis is broken down tissue pouring into the peritoneal cavity and not bowel ...Read more
3 month breastfed baby had blood in stool. Seeing doctors already, just want other opinions on possible cause?
Bloody milk stools: The most common cause of blood in the stool of an exclusively breast fed infant is from ingesting blood from a cracked or inflamed nipple. Other causes include rectal trauma from temperature taking, or intestinal obstruction (this is very uncommon, and usually associated with pain, vomiting, poor feeding, etc.) Breast milk allergy is very rare. ...Read more
Bloody Or Red Colored Stools (Definition)
Blood in the stool of babies is always a concern and should be investigated. Some of the causes include food allergies, infection of the bowels (bacterial gastroenteritis), anal fissure, and rarely, intussusception. ...Read more
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