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What does it mean if I have blood in my stool?

What does it mean if I have blood in my stool?

Depends: Most often its a hemorrhoid, but depending on several factors such as age and other conditions, can be sign of dangerous issues. Drink less caffieine, more water, take fiber supplement for 2 wks, if worsens, changes, or doesnt go away, seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What does it mean if there is blood in my stool?

What does it mean if there is 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 more

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I saw blood in my stool today. What could it mean?

I saw blood in my stool today. What could it mean?

Stool w blood: Rectal bleeding may be the results of hemorrhoids, fistula, fissure, polyps, cancer or infection/ inflammatory condition. Please have this evaluated. Have this checked if this is more that one time - blood on toilet paper after wiping. ...Read more

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Can having blood in my stool mean I have a disease?

Can having blood in my stool mean I have a disease?

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

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Why did i find blood in my stool? What does this mean?

Why did i find blood in my stool? What does this mean?

Can't diagnose.: Rectal bleeding may be the results of hemorrhoids, fistula, fissure, polyps, cancer or infection/ inflammatory condition. Please have this evaluated. ...Read more

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I discovered blood in my stool. Please tell me what this means. I am scared?

I discovered blood in my stool. Please tell me what this means. I am scared?

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

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I went to the restroom and much to my surprise I found blood in my stool. What does that mean?

I went to the restroom and much to my surprise I found blood in my stool. What does that mean?

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

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Today I had blood in my stool but when I wiped there wasnt any blood on the tissue what doea this mean?

Need to see your MD: Hemorrhoid is most common in your age , possibility of several other causes but need to see your doctor for examination and treatment, will need endoscopic examination. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Blood in stool: Blood in stool may be from hemorrhoid, from bleeding gastric ulcers, colon cancer etc..., at you age it is unlikely to be colon cancer; but not impossible, low iron can be from blood loss, yuo need to see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more