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What Does It Mean If You Are Pooping Blood
Many possible causes: Per Mayo Clinic, possible reasons for coughing blood include: chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, cystic Fibrosis, pneumonia, abscess of lung, emphysema,pulmonary embolism, chest trauma, parasitic infections. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/coughing-up-blood/basics/causes/sym-20050934 ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Get this checked.: Probably the most common causes of rectal bleeding are hemorrhoids and fissures (tears in the skin of the rectum). But don't take my word that this is why you are having bleeding. Rectal bleeding is a concern that should be taken seriously. Your care provider may refer you for a colonoscopy to look at your colon and be certain that nothing more serious is going on. Lgromko md. ...Read more
BRBPR due to...: 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
Dark-colored stool: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums. Silver-colored stool suggests bleeding from the biliary tree. Get checked. ...Read more
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
Possible hemorrhoids: Blood clots in stool are usually the result of bleeding in the lower or upper intestinal tract. Occasionally, blood clots in stool come from small hemorrhoids or minor tears in anal tissue. Any signs of blood in the stool should be cause for concern and investigated as promptly as possible. ...Read more
Hematemesis: It means you need to immediately get to an emergency room for evaluation. I would recommend calling 911 if you are actively vomiting blood and light-headed or immediately have someone drive you to the closest emergency room. This could be life-threatening! you need to be seen by a doctor immediately and emergently! ...Read more
Change in bowels: The amount, color, frequency of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. If stool pattern has changed, is unusual for you, & the change persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more
Injury: Usually coughing up blood after a stab wound to the chest is related to injury to the bronchial (airway) tree. Other possibilities would include rupture to a vessel (there are many in the chest) or damage to the heart (although this usually causes much more severe symptoms and is typically not associated with coughing up blood. A chest xray is imperative if you cough blood up after wound. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean when you are cramping like you are on your minstrel but you have no blood ? Does that mean you are pregrant or is that just normal ?
Blood in stools.: There are different levels of blood in stools. Occult blood: blood in stool, but not see with the naked eyes (can only be detected with heme occult cards). Overt bleed is when you see bright red blood (hemorrhaging) in stools. You are 45 and have blood in stools, suggest colonoscopy to make sure no colon cancer. There are other more benign causes for blood in stool. ...Read more
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