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Stool Is Bloody (Overview)

Stool is bloody is a symptom in which there is bright red or darker red coloring to stools. Red stools is presumed to have fairly fresh blood in the stools (old blood in the stools would be a blacker color).


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What is the cause of bloody stool in general?

What is the cause of bloody stool in general?

Hemorrhoids: Usually but can be many other things including infection, inflammatory bowel disease and tumors, both benign and malignant. See a colorectal surgeon sooner rather than later. ...Read more

Stool Is Bloody (Overview)

Stool is bloody is a symptom in which there is bright red or darker red coloring to stools. Red stools is presumed to have fairly fresh blood in the stools (old blood in the stools would be a blacker color).


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What does it mean if my stool is bloody? It's not really painful when I use the bathroom but there's blood.

What does it mean if my stool is bloody? It's not really painful when I use the bathroom but there's blood.

See Doctor: There should not be any blood in your stool--but small bits / streaks on the outside of the stool can be from constipation / hemorrhoids / straining. If it is more than that, it should be evaluated by a doctor, probably in the er. ...Read more

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What should I do if I think my stool is bloody?

What should I do if I think my stool is bloody?

Seek help soon: Blood with stooling is not normal. Many times, in young healthy patients it may reflect little more than an anal fissure or hemorrhoidal source. Alarm signs or symptoms include: weakness, dizziness, abdominal pain/tenderness, fever. Inflammatory bowel diease, ischemic gut, cancer are among the greatest concern that obligate you seek medical evaluation & treatment asap. ...Read more

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I got my gallbladder taken out almost a yr and a half ago and I still get diarrhea all the time and sometimes my stool is bloody what's wrong?

I got my gallbladder taken out almost a yr and a half ago and I still get diarrhea all the time and sometimes my stool is bloody what's wrong?

Typical, x blood: The diarrhea is pretty typical for gall bladder surgery. The blood is unusual, perhaps because of the diarrhea. You need to see your doctor. He can check you for hemorrhoids. Presuming that the diarrhea is the cause of the bleeding, there are meds that work well for it. My favorite is a cholesterol medication called questran (cholestyramine). It can be constipating, but controls the diarrhea. ...Read more

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Why do I have painful stool and bloody?

Why do I have painful stool and bloody?

Let us take a look : By having you go see your doctor, may be constipation hemorrhoids. If new, non-stop bleeding, er would be a great idea. ...Read more

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Left sided hernia, why could stool be bloody?

Left sided hernia, why could stool be bloody?

May be unrelated: Hernia & blood in stool may not be related. Unless the hernia is large & contains part of the colon, the hernia & rectal bleeding are not likely related. See a doctor. May have hemorrhoids. See a general surgeon about hernia repair. ...Read more

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What should I do if I think my stool is bloody?

Seek help soon: Blood with stooling is not normal. Many times, in young healthy patients it may reflect little more than an anal fissure or hemorrhoidal source. Alarm signs or symptoms include: weakness, dizziness, abdominal pain/tenderness, fever. Inflammatory bowel diease, ischemic gut, cancer are among the greatest concern that obligate you seek medical evaluation & treatment asap. ...Read more

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My stools were bloody but the tests came back fine. What could cause bloody stool?

My stools were bloody but the tests came back fine. What could cause bloody stool?

Problem w/test?: Blood in stool should betaken seriously. Usually benign cause but sometimes can be worse. Stool test, even if done properly, will only show blood if it is there at the time of the test. Common causes can be hemorrhoid s or fissures. If it persists see your colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my stool is bloody? It's not really painful when I use the bathroom but there's blood.

See Doctor: There should not be any blood in your stool--but small bits / streaks on the outside of the stool can be from constipation / hemorrhoids / straining. If it is more than that, it should be evaluated by a doctor, probably in the er. ...Read more

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