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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 a kidney infection and can it be deadly?

What is the cause of a kidney infection and can it be deadly?

Usually bacterial: Bacteria enter through the urethra and end up growing in the bladder and then the kidney. Yes , certain infections can lead to sepsis and death if not treated. ...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 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 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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Is it possible that the symptoms of colitis can be pain?

Is it possible that the symptoms of colitis can be pain?

Yes: Colitis may cause pain nearly anywhere in the abdomen, from pelvis to upper abdomen and usually worsens with worsening disease severity. ...Read more

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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

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When you have pain from gas does it have to be in the middle in the esophagus or could it be more to the left? What types of pain could it cause?

When you have pain from gas does it have to be in the middle in the esophagus or could it be more to the left? What types of pain could it cause?

Abdominal pain: Pain can be present anywhere over your abdomen. Pain can be sharp, or dull and can range from seconds to hours. Your pain could be due to diverticulitis on the left side ...Read more

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What is the cause of aneurysm and can it be fatal?

What is the cause of aneurysm and can it be fatal?

Many Causes: There are many types of aneurysms. Most publicized are aortic aneurysms and cerebral or brain aneurysms; however, they can occur in just about any artery. They are a weakening of the wall of the artery, causing the it to bulge out. They can be due to injury or infection, but most simply form spontaneously without warning. Depending on location, rupture can be fatal. Smoking is a risk factor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a hernia- can it be painful? Can it be caused by light to medium lifting?

What are the symptoms of a hernia- can it be painful? Can it be caused by light to medium lifting?

Can cause pain: Hernias of the abdominal wall can cause pain and/or discomfort. They are usually associated with a bulge under the skin that gets larger with coughing, and smaller when you lay down. Best way to tell is by an exam from your primary care provider. Sometimes, imaging studies are necessary. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is a list of things that can cause pain in your intestines?

What is a  list of things that can cause pain in your intestines?

INTESTINAL PAIN: Causes of intestinal pain can include but are not limited to: irritable bowel syndrome, intestinal blockage (adhesions & hernias), colitis, ileus & small intestine bacterial overgrowth. Severe abdominal pain warrants urgent medical evaluation. ...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 causes of pain in breasts? Can their growing also be a cause of pain?

What can be the causes of pain in breasts?
Can their growing also be a cause of pain?

Yes: Pain is a signal generated by irritated end nerve fibers that are all over our skin including that of the breasts. When breast tissue volume increases either due to natural overgrowth or hormonal stimulation (like premenstrual), they stretch the overlying skin and thus you feel tenderness or mild pain. This should not last long and not be associated with warmth or fever (signs of inflammation) ...Read more

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What is inflammation of the brain and can it be fatal?

What is inflammation of the brain and can it be fatal?

Brain inflammation: This is a condition called encephalitis. When the covering of the brain is primarily involved, it is called meningitis. It can be fatal. ...Read more

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What kind of cancer can it be if you have blood in the urine?

What kind of cancer can it be if you have blood in the urine?

Needs evaluation: Any degree of blood in the urine (whether its microscopic or visible/gross) needs to be fully evaluated. Sources of blood in the urine may be either benign (e.g., infection, stones) or malignant. A malignancy anywhere in the urinary tract may cause hematuria - from the kidenys all the way dwn to the urethra. This is why patients need imaging and cystoscopy to evaluate hematuria. ...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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Would it be possible that a lot of coffee cause rectal bleeding or blood in the stool?

Hmm: It you have dark stool that has a coffee ground consistency - please get med eval soon. If you had an ulcer - that can cause bleeding. Black, tarry, foul- smelling stool - get help asap. Possible causes ofr blood in stool include: fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, cancer, infections or inflammation. Get evaluated if more than a one time occurence. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of pain in the right ovary when it is pushed on? Could this be due to ovulation?

What could be the cause of pain in the right ovary when it is pushed on? Could this be due to ovulation?

If..: If the pain is mild and happens a few days after your period it could definitely be ovulation pain. If it persists beyond a few days during this period of time and severe then it could be something else that might require treatment. If this is the case visit your doctor for evaluation and treatment as necessary. ...Read more