Doctor insights on:
What Does It Mean If I Have Blood In My Stool
Bunch of things C MD: Visible blood in the stool can be from hemorrhoids, inflammation, polyps, diverticulosis (pockets in wall), fragile blood vessels, poor blood flow to bowel; uncommonly from higher up in the gut (major bleed). Occult (not visible, but chem tested +), can be all of the above plus other causes. See your doc to find out what and where it is from. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe it does...: This may just be hemorrhoids from straining but bleeding from rectum (brbpr) may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.) or a bleeding source further upstream. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaids, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), see your doctor. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Blood in stool has many reasons, e.g. Hemorrhoids, vascular malformations in colon, telescoping of one part of bowel into an adjoining part, ulceration including ulcerative colitis etc. Any bleeding should be taken seriously and you should consult your doctor for an evaluation. At your age it is not likely to be cancer. ...Read more
Usually hemorrhoids: Blood in the stool is often caused by hemorrhoids or anal fissures, but can also come from colon polyps or tumors, proctitis, colitis, vascular malformations, or diverticulosis. It is important to have the ano-rectal area examined by a physician instead of making one's own diagnosis. You can try otc-hemorrhoid preparations while waiting for your doctor appointment. ...Read more
Today I had blood in my stool but when I wiped there wasnt any blood on the tissue what doea this mean?
Why would there be blood in my stool? What does it mean if there is blood in one's stool? How can this come to be?
Blood in stool can : Have many causes: hemorrhoids, anal fissure, diverticulitis, polyps, inflammatory bowel disease, trauma; black tarry stools may come from bleeding in upper part of GI tract, from meds like pepto-bismol or activated charcoal; iron supplements, blood thinners can also cause GI bleeding. See fp or GI specialist for exam; may need sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy or egd. ...Read more
I have blood in my stool what does it mean? Also im extremely low in iron does in have anything to do with the blood in my stool?
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- What does it mean if i have tarry stools?
- What does having blood in your stool mean?
- I have blood in my urine what does this mean
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- What if i have blood in my stool?
- Causes of blood in the stool
- What does it mean if i have dark stool instead of light one?
- I have had black stools what is going on and what does this mean
- Talk to a gastroenterologist online