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What does it mean when theres blood in your stool?

What does it mean when theres blood in your stool?

Depends: This can be very serious - colon cancer can present with bleeding. It may also be simple such as hemorrhoids due to straining with bowel movements. You really need to see a physician. ...Read more

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Hi, what does it mean if there's blood in your stool? (an older male) doesn't drink or smoke and he feels fine.

Hi, what does it mean if there's blood in your stool? (an older male) doesn't drink or smoke and he feels fine.

Normal Male : It is a hemorrhoid or an anal fissure. This is very very common and normal. If there is pain or other intolerable symptoms then you should probably see your family physician. ...Read more

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What does bright red blood in your stool mean?

What does bright red blood in your stool mean?

Need to see a doctor: Blood in the stools is often caused by a serious medical condition like cancer. So you need to consult a doctor who can check you and find out the cause. Many times it can be something benign like hemorroids but you can not tell without the examination done by your doctor. So take this matter seriously and get checked. ...Read more

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What do it mean when you have blood in your stool?

What do it mean when you have blood in your stool?

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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What doea it mean when you find blood in your stool?

What doea it mean when you find blood in your stool?

Something not right: No amount of blood in stool is ok. Most often it is hemorrhoids or a fissure, but more serious inflammation of the colon, polyps, benign tumors, and cancer can also be the cause as well as upper GI problems such as gastritis or an ulcer. All bleeding in the stool must be properly evalauated and the quicker the better. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you occasionally have blood in your stool?

What does it mean if you occasionally have blood in your stool?

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

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What does it mean when you see blood in your stool at differnt tumes but not consistently?

What does it mean when you see blood in your stool at differnt tumes but not consistently?

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

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What does it mean if you are having pain in your lower right back and are passing blood in your stool?

What does it mean if you are having pain in your lower right back and are passing blood in your stool?

Go to ER: This sounds like something serious, go to the ER if you can't get an appt with your own doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have blood in your stool and itchy red bumps on skin?

What does it mean when you have blood in your stool and itchy red bumps on skin?

May not be related: Blood in the stool is abnormal and depending on bright red blood vs. Dark, tarry black stools may help doctor to know which part of the GI tract is affected. This should be checked out! a rash of itchy red bumps also has a number of possible diagnoses. Take a photo of rash if it seems to come/go so the photo can be shown to the doctor. These may or may not be related. ...Read more

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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?

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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What does it mean when blood and clots are in your stool?

Evaluation: Can be several different things - some serious others not. Either way formal evaluation needed. In the differential - hemorrhoids, diverticulosis, cancer, ibd or avms. ...Read more

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What can pink blood like spots and tissue in my stools mean?

Could be many: Things from benign to very serious. Please see a specialist such as colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist and better to be seen when actually bleeding or with a sample to be able to confirm that what you are seeing is actually blood. ...Read more

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I'm seeing blood on surface of hard stool, what does it mean?

I'm seeing blood on surface of hard stool, what does it mean?

Most likely: is due to hemorrhoids or a fissure, both irritated by the hard stool, however more serious sources of blood need to be ruled out. This requires an office exam and then possible colonoscopy. Get a proper exam from a Colon and Rectal Surgeon or Gastroenterologist. Do not ignore this ...Read more

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What does it mean when there is blood on your stool (red, on outside)?

What does it mean when there is blood on your stool (red, on outside)?

It means you: Should get a thorough evaluation by a colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist, sooner rather than later. Do not ignore or asssume it is normal. ...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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My friends had to use the bathroom and my friend had to stool and it was pure blood .. What does this mean?

My friends had to use the bathroom and my friend had to stool and it was pure blood .. What does this mean?

See below: Could mean a lot of things. Probably a hemorrhoid or a fizzure-tear in tissue. Should see his doctor. ...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 had a stool test done it came back normal does that mean none of my stools cantain blood or just that piece tested thanks?

I had a stool test done it came back normal does that mean none of my stools cantain blood or just that piece tested thanks?

Family Practice: When we test for blood in the stool there needs to be several samples usually at least 3. Yes you may have false negative testing or miss it on any given sample. ...Read more