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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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If 8 months colonoscopy was done and a CT scan 2 months ago and all clear, what could be the cause of blood in stool?Could cancer redevelop in 2 months

If 8 months colonoscopy was done and a CT scan 2 months ago and all clear, what could be the cause of blood in stool?Could cancer redevelop in 2 months

Unlikely: In a female of your young age colon cancer would very unlikely unless there are genetic causes the colonoscopy is more sensitive than a ct scan in finding early polyps and cancer polyps can be missed by the doctor if the procedure is not thorough or done by an experienced operator common causes of blood if on surface of stool or in the bowl are hemorrhoids or anal causes. ...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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How common are polyps the cause of blood in stool in the 18-40 age group?

How common are polyps the cause of blood in stool in the 18-40 age group?

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

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How doctor exam the cause of blood in stool?

How doctor exam the cause of blood in stool?

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

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Visited doc and found occult blood in stool but also hemorrhoid. At 32 years, what could be the cause?

Visited doc and found occult blood in stool but also hemorrhoid.  At 32 years, what could be the cause?

Many things: The occult blood without visible blood could be the hemorrhoid or colon polyp/tumor or gastritis or a peptic ulcer/gastic ulcer or tumor. Let an expert GI or colorectal surgeon decide what the best route is for evaluation and treatment. Do not ignore! ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my newborns constipation, frequent spit-up, refusal to eat and blood in stool after supository?

What could be the cause of my newborns constipation, frequent spit-up, refusal to eat and blood in stool after supository?

Need to see doctor.: There are numerous possible causes, but if your newborn is passing blood and refusing to eat, you need to take your baby to the doctor asap. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in intestine area and blood in stool?

What could cause pain in intestine area and blood in stool?

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

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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.

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

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Please tell me, could straining cause blood in stool?

Straining to have: A bowel movement can indeed cause bleeding from hemorrhoids or a fissure, especially if your stool is hard due to poor fiber and inadequate fluid intake. ...Read more