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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 Ammonium smelling urine? And mucus in bowel movements? Could the two symptoms be connected to the same 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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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