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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 blood in stool for me mean?

What does blood in stool for me mean?

MD visit: At your age (unless you have a very strong family history) it's probably hemorrhoids but blood in the stool is never normal and should be evaluated. See your doc asap. ...Read more

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What does blood in stool at age 16 means?

What does blood in stool at age 16 means?

Commonly hemorrhoids: Rectal polyp or anal fissure. Could be from inflammatory bowel disease ; extremely rarely tumor of colon or rectum. In any case should be evaluated by his dr. ...Read more

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Microscopic blood in stool could mean what?

Microscopic blood in stool could mean what?

A lot of things: Could be from polyp or cancer of the colon, crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulosis, stomach ulcer, stomach cancer and other diseases. Any disorder or lesion of the gastrointestinal tract which bleeds could cause microscopic blood in stool. ...Read more

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What can it mean if you have blood in stool?

What can it mean if you have blood in stool?

Hemorrhoid/fissure: At your age, without a family history of polyposis or colon cancer, it probably means either a hemorrhoid or an anal fissure from constipation if it is bright red. If it is not bright red, the bleeding could be from further up in the GI tract. Please see your physician to find out. ...Read more

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Mucus and blood in stool.... What does that mean?

Mucus and blood in stool.... What does that mean?

Many possibilities: It may be as simple as constipation and hard stools, or hemorrhoids. However, bleeding usually needs to be investigated and that can only be done by an in-person examination. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible that blood in stool and digestive issues about two weeks ago mean something?

Is it possible that blood in stool and digestive issues about two weeks ago mean something?

It depends-: Blood in the stool is not normal, but can occur from a variety of short-term self-limited problems or hemorrhoids. It may represent a sign of something more serious. How is your health? Any other bleeding? Diarrhea, vomitting, fever? Any rashes on your skin? How much blood, how often, and what was its color? Mixed in with stool? And so on - many ?S your doctor would ask to begin to answer yours. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have blood in stool, he gets it somtimes, could it be stress. Should i be worried.

What does it mean when you have blood in stool, he gets it somtimes, could it be stress. Should i be worried.

BRBPR: BRBPR= Bright red blood per rectum. Top causes are hemorrhoids and anal fissures. You need a full exam and rectal exam to make diagnosis. Lab work may be needed to Check for anemIa. If you still have symptoms stool cultures and a colonoscopy may be warranted . In the meantime stay well hydrated 64-80 oz water/dy. And gluten free with high fiber gutbliss.com ...Read more

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Does blood in stool always mean cancer?

Does blood in stool always mean cancer?

Not always: Hemorrhoids, non-cancerous polyps, some colon infections, and arteriovenous malformations are just some non -cancerous causes of hematochezia (red bleeding). Ulcers and gastritis are causes of upper GI bleeding that is frequently melena ( black tarry stools). Crohn's disease can cause melena or hematochezia. ...Read more

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Constipation and blood in stool and i'm worried. What does this mean?

Constipation and blood in stool and i'm worried. What does this mean?

Get work-up: Changes in bowel habits, abdominal pain, and rectal bleeding are all potential warning signs of colon and rectal cancer. Don't mess around, see a gastroenterologist for a colonoscopy examination. ...Read more

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What does it mean if have small spots of blood in stool seen on stool exam? Im very worried. Pls help

What does it mean if have small spots of blood in stool seen on stool exam? Im very worried. Pls help

Probably OK: A small drop of red blood on your stool or toilet paper is most likely from a hemorrhoid. These are small dilated blood vessels that can form near the anus as a result of constipation, sitting for long periods of time, or after having a baby. They are fragile and bleed easily. You should see a doctor who can easily take a look and tell you if that's the problem. Blood in stool? See a doc! ...Read more

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What can blood in stool mean after colon resection?

Bleeding: It depends. If it is bright red blood it could be an area of irritation at surgery site or anastomosis, an ulcer, a blood vessel or other complication of surgery. Other conditions unrelated to surgery such as hemorrhoids and diverticulosis can result in bleeding. You need to talk with your doctor to clarify what you are noting. ...Read more

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My lab result for blood in stool says 1+ Red Blood Cells. What does that mean?

1 + Positive: 1 + (plus) denotes a smaller degree of red blood cells in your stools, where blood may not be visible. Such a classification is somewhat arbitrary, with 4+ meaning a good amount of blood that would be visible to the naked eye. Your doctor can advise you re multiple causes for blood to apprear in stools, including straining due to constipation and minor tear in anal areas or hemorroids. ...Read more

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Im 22 with freah blood in stool occassionally no other symptoms chances it means I may have colon cancer?

Im 22 with freah blood in stool occassionally no other symptoms chances it means I may have colon cancer?

No: The commonest cause of painless rectal bleeding in a young individual is internal hemorrhoids. You should see your pcp who can do proctodscopy and see if the hemorrhoids are bleeding. He can then decide whether you need colonoscopy or a colorectal surgeon for treatment of bleeding hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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One month ago, my hbg was 9.5 with low mcv, mch, mchc. Now my hbg is 8.6. No heavy menstral cycle but positive blood in stool. What could this mean?

One month ago, my hbg was 9.5 with low mcv, mch, mchc. Now my hbg is 8.6.  No heavy menstral cycle but positive blood in stool.  What could this mean?

GI bleeding possible: With your hemoglobin dropping and positive blood in your stool, you have bleeding from your GI tract. It could be coming from any part, from stomach to anus. At your age of 51, you really need to have this investigated. Colonoscopy would be one study you probably need. Please see a GI specialist as soon as possible. Be well. ...Read more

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Constipation and blood in stool i went to dr said its just a little congestion similar to hemorrhoids what does it means? Given agiolax and hot tub b

Constipation and blood in stool i went to dr said its just a little congestion similar to hemorrhoids what does it means? Given agiolax and hot tub b

Anal fissure?: At your age, if there's a clearly defined cause of the bleeding, no colonoscopy is needed. I'm not sure if the description your doctor gave you was of an anal fissure (a tear in the anal surface often caused by hard stool). If symptoms don't respond to your treatment, keep pursuing it. ...Read more

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IBD or IBS: Cramping, pain, loose stools, but not frequently. Possibly small specs of blood in stool rarely. Does this mean Chrohns or IBD over IBS?

IBD or IBS: Cramping, pain, loose stools, but not frequently.  Possibly small specs of blood in stool rarely. Does this mean Chrohns or IBD over IBS?

Can't tell.: No way to tell from the info. If there is truly blood then IBD must be a consideration, but plenty of people with IBS have blood related to constipation or hemorrhoids or another common cause. Best to see your doc for an exam. The real test is some sort of endoscopy with a direct look at the inside of your intestine and consideration of biopsy. ...Read more

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Blood in stool?

Blood in stool?

Not normal, get help: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.G rectal trauma), but evaluation is always appropriate. A rule of thumb (but not absolute): black stool means bleeding comes from upper GI tract; grape jelly stool from small bowel; silver stool from biliary tree; burgundy stool from right colon; red blood from left colon to anus. ...Read more

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Blood in stool?

Blood in stool?

See below: The most common causes of blood in the stool are hemorrhoids and an anal fissure (tear in anus). Other causes include cancer, poyps, diverticulosis, angioectasia and colitis. Anyone with blood in their stool should discuss this with their doctor as further evaluation is necessary. ...Read more

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