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What could cause blood in the stool?

What could cause blood in the stool?

Many causes: Hemorrhoids, a fissure, and cancer are the most common causes. Blood in the stool requires a health care provider evaluation. Please arrange one. ...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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What could be the cause of blood in the stool? And can it be serious?

What could be the cause of blood in the stool? And can it be serious?

Could be serious: Sometimes blood in the stool is caaused by hemorhoids or polyps, but it is important to be evaluated for colo-rectal cancer, which can be very serious. ...Read more

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What is the cause of blood in stool?

What is the cause of blood in stool?

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

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What can cause blood in the stool?

What can cause blood in the stool?

Blood in stool: Benign causes would be an anal fissure or hemhorroid. More serious causes would be inflammatory bowel disease ( Crohn's, ulcerative colitis), diverticulosis, intestinal polyps , intestinal cancer, bleeding peptic ulcer, esophageal or gastric cancer. Always get this symptom evaluated by your doctor! ...Read more

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What are possible causes of the blood in stools?

What are possible causes of the blood in stools?

Get checked please: Blood in stool, regardless of age of the sufferer, is never normal. As such, and although the cause is likely easily explained (e.g. Hemorrhoids, anal fissure), it must be evaluated so serious pathology is not missed or diagnosis delayed. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of bleeding in the small intestine?

What could be the cause of bleeding in the small intestine?

Small bowel bleed: There are a few causes for small bowel bleed, such as tumor, angioectasia (blood vessel malformations), peptic ulcer disease, inflammatory bowel disease (crohn's), infections, tumors, or medication-related (nsaids). ...Read more

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What can be the cause of the bright occasional blood loss from your bottom?

What can be the cause of the bright occasional blood loss from your bottom?

Hemorrhoids, cancer: Hemorrhoids are the most common cause, but cancer can also cause these syptoms. You should visit your primary care physician or a gastroenterologist to investigate further. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of Ammonium smelling urine? And mucus in bowel movements? Could the two symptoms be connected to the same cause?

What could be the cause of Ammonium smelling urine? And mucus in bowel movements? Could the two symptoms be connected to the same cause?

Bacteria: not lkely connected, the ammonia smell is from bacteria in the urine, This is abnormal and should be treated, the stool problem is not likely related unless there is a connection between the bladder and bowel ...Read more

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What could be the cause of yellow stools?

What could be the cause of yellow stools?

Change in bowels: The amount, color, frequency of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. If stool pattern has changed, is unusual for you, & the change persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the cause of blood being in my stool?

What are the cause of blood being in my stool?

Many causes: Fresh blood indicates lower GI bleed (i.e. hemorrhoids, fissures, diverticulosis). One of the concerning causes is a mass in colon. It can be noncancerous or cancerous. It is the scraping of feces against a highly vascularized mass that can cause you to have small amount of blood in stool. In all cases, have it looked at by a doctor. Blood loss can lead to iron deficiency anemia. ...Read more

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What causes blood in the stool?

What causes blood in the stool?

See doctor: Rectal bleeding is not normal and should always be evaluated. See a colorectal surgeon, who will do a complete evaluatin and examination, and can treat most causes of rectal bleeding. ...Read more

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What is the cause of bloody stool, and most times the blood runs out and there would be clots?

What is the cause of bloody stool, and most times the blood runs out and there would be clots?

see below: There are multiple causes, such as hemorrhoids, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, blood disorder causing bleeding, etc. Consult your dr asap if thus happens. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of low blood pressure in teenagers?

See details: What do you define as low blood pressure? Blood pressure that seems to be on the low side is generally a normal finding in teenagers. It causes no issues. ...Read more

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How serious is blood in the faeces and what could it indicate?

How serious is blood in the faeces and what could it indicate?

Hard to say: Could be completely benign (ie hemorrhoids) where as it could represent cancer. You need to discuss with your pcp. ...Read more

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What could cause blood in a newborns stool?

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What could cause blood in a newborns stool?

GI bleeding: Blood in the stool generally means that the GI tract is bleeding. If it's red blood (as opposed to black, tarry stools) then this suggests a lower GI bleed. You should immediately report what you are seeing to your pediatrician as soon as possible so your baby can be checked immediately today. If your doctor is not available take your baby to the er. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of broken blood vessels in my legs?

What could be the cause of broken blood vessels in my legs?

Unclear: Not sure i understand this question. If you have more information, we can better help you. ...Read more

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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


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