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String Of Blood In Stool
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
Do black specs(like tiny pepper flakes) in the stool indicate blood even when the stool in a normal brown color?
Nah: Significant blood loss (more than 3-4 ounces of blood), especially from upper sources, e.g. Stomach, duodenum , small bowel, less likely from right colon, can give black, tarry stol, with a typically characteristic odor, often loose (blood is a laxative):melena (black). Entire stool would be black, not just individual spots. Likely from food, seeds. Iron pills, pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can do also. ...Read more
Blood mixed with light coloured stool. String stuff and mucus. Does fresh blood come from higher than the sigmoid colon?
See below: The most common causes of blood in the stool are hemorrhoids and an anal fissure (tear in anus). Other causes include cancer, poyps, diverticulosis, angioectasia and colitis. Anyone with blood in their stool should discuss this with their doctor as further evaluation is necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get checked: Blood always needs an explanation, but is also common to many benign problems, like hemorrhoids, anal fissures and overall irritated lower GI tract for many possible reasons. However, it is also probably the most reliable sign of serious problems, cancer being one of them, so go and get checked! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not normal, get help: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.G rectal trauma), but evaluation is always appropriate. 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood: I assume you mean blood in the sputum. If you had a recent head cold with a cough and there were just a few specks of bright red blood, this doesn't sound serious as long as the cough clears and there is no further blood. However if coughing up of blood persists you must be evaluated by your physician who will order appropriate tests and xrays. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have large hemmeroid. Wiped after bowel movement and lots of blood and dime sized clot on paper. Lots of blood in toilet water. Normal to see clot?
Passing out, dying.: "Passing blood" in stool or alone is always dangerous and means something is seriously wrong. You should go to a hospital, quickly, and have someone with you. If you are drinking alcohol, you have to stop now as this could kill you. Sorry to be so frank, but you are young and you are in danger. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See doctor: Any blood in bowel movements (especially mixed in) is abnormal and needs to be evaluated by a doctor and likely a gastroenterology doctor with a colonoscopy exam (scope up through the rectum). Different causes could be inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, infection, or blood vessel disorders. See your doctor. ...Read more
Is it normal to pass a blood clot size of a quarter. after using bathroom in bottom of the toilet there was darker blood pooled together. normal?
Blood in BM : I think you meant blood in your stool. Dark blood or black stool (malena) usually implies gastric bleeding. FRESH or bright red blood usually implies either hemorrhoids or rectal bleeding. Do you have peptic ulcer or taking NSAIDs medication? Either way you should contact your doctor to get answers soon. Do not wait until bleeding is worsened. ...Read more
Is it normal when stool have small fresh blood sometimes in different area?
Sometimes it's mixed in some part of the stool just very small fresh blood
Abnormal: Blood in stool is never normal. A variety of medical conditions, sometimes more than one, may account for your symptom. Given your age and the lack of other symptoms, benign conditions, such as hemorrhoids are more likely than others. Would suggest a visit with your primary care provider for further work up and management. ...Read more
Depends: We risk stratify all symptoms. We put together a puzzle to include age, is blood bright red or not, is it actually in or on the stool or on the tissue or toilet bowl or all. Is it only with a movement, is there pain or protrusion with that movement. Finally, most providers would recommend at least an office rectal exam. It is rare but too many people assume it is not serious and miss a cancer ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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