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Red blood in stool (quite a bit when wiping) after big (but soft) BM. Bloated belly afterwarss, but might have IBS. How urgently do I need to see doc?

Red blood in stool (quite a bit when wiping) after big (but soft) BM. Bloated belly afterwarss, but might have IBS. How urgently do I need to see doc?

Sooner is better: Bleeding, except normal menstrual bleeding, is always a cause for concern and you should see your doctor as soon as you can. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

Dr. K. Mujib Haque
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Gastrointestinal Bleeding (Definition)

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


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I have had horrible pain in my front right abdomen for 3 months on and off. Also blood in stool. I've been checked for alomst everything any ideas?

I have had horrible pain in my front right abdomen for 3 months on and off. Also blood in stool. I've been checked for alomst everything any ideas?

Checked 4everything?: Don't know what you have had done. Right lower quadrant pain can be due to muscular causes, e.g. Hernias, gyn causes, gu causes, e.g. Stones, GI causes including inflammatory bowel disease (crohn's, ulcerative colitis), infection. The latter can also cause blood in stool. You need to see GI doc, ; may include history, physical, labs, colonoscopy, xrays (ct scan, ct enterography-look @ small bowel. ...Read more

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23 yr old female. Dull pain in lower abdomen. Colonoscopy came back clear. No blood in stool. Have had the pain for about 2 months. What's wrong w/me?

Multiple causes: Abdominal discomfort can be due to a number of different causes. These can include gynegologic, urinary, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, nervous system, and others. A thorough history and physical examination by a physician can help determine the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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Dull lower left abdomen (pelvic area) pain , sometimes sharp as if burst/swollen, blood in stool, sex VERY painful and can't have full insertion?

Dull lower left abdomen (pelvic area) pain , sometimes sharp as if burst/swollen, blood in stool, sex VERY painful and can't have full insertion?

Needs evaluation: Could be endometriosis, but its a complex issue, and needs a proper evaluation. I would start with a gyn doctor, or primary care. Don't wait too long. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I am a man and I found a lump in my lower abdomen 3days ago. It hurts alittle found blood in stool. What is it and what kind of doctor should See?

I am a man and I  found a lump in my lower abdomen 3days ago. It hurts alittle found blood in stool. What is it and what kind of doctor should See?

Need evaluation: You need to be seen by your regular doctor to start. With lumps we need to see, feel them. Re blood in stool, may/may not be related but further evaluation needed. Please see your doctor for evaluation. Dr R ...Read more

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Sporadic Red blood in stool, got my gallbladder removed late last year. Pain lower left abdomen. Doing stool test from doctor with a kit but.Thoughts?

Sporadic Red blood in stool, got my gallbladder removed late last year. Pain lower left abdomen. Doing stool test from doctor with a kit but.Thoughts?

THOUGHTS??: are CLEAR ....you need to have a complete evaluation by awho can look for the Board Certified Gastroenterologist who can take a look and find out why you are bleeding!! BTW this has NOTHING to do with your Gallbladder! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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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


Feces (Definition)

Feces is the product of ...Read more