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What Does It Mean If I Have Blood In My Stool
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
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
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 can't see it until i flush the toilet, I have had blood before but it was in the water not the stool what could this mean?
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?
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