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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 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 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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When you see blood (bright red) in your stool (first time today) does that mean cancer?

When you see blood (bright red) in your stool (first time today) does that mean cancer?

Not necessarily: Abnormal bleeding from any site needs to be checked out. It may be as simple as hemorrhoids, but even that needs to be treated. Please consult your doctor as an in-person evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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I have blood that's colored red, not black in my stool every now and then. What does it mean? Is it from a fissure that has not been able to heal?

I have blood that's colored red, not black in my stool every now and then. What does it mean? Is it from a fissure that has not been able to heal?

Blood in stool: Red blood in the stool (compared to dark blood) usually indicates bleeding in the rectum (could be hemorrhoids or anal fissure) or colon (benign polyp or colon cancer). Colon cancer only starts to become common after age 50. If you're under 50, and have obvious hemorrhoids or a fissure, most doctors would treat this and wait to see if the bleeding stops. Over 50, have an md take a look. ...Read more

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What does it mean if red blood cells were found in my stool?

Commonly hemorrhoids: Could be an anal fissure. Should be checked out by your dr. To rule out cancer of rectum or colon. ...Read more

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What does it mean if when I go #2 my anus hurts really bad, bright red bleeding occurs and bright red blood on my stool? And how to treat it?

What does it mean if when I go #2 my anus hurts really bad, bright red bleeding occurs and bright red blood on my stool? And how to treat it?

Fissure: This could all be due to an anal fissure that hurts and bleeds with a bm. Another possibility is a thrombosed hemorrhoid. Get examined and in the meantime apply warm soaks and use glycerin suppositories to lubricate the anal region. Take a stool softener so that stool won't be too hard. ...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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Had red blood, black stool 3 weeks ago for 3 days. Had hemiglobin and occult test 2 days ago and all normal. This does mean I have no colon cancer?

Had red blood, black stool 3 weeks ago for 3 days. Had hemiglobin and occult test 2 days ago and all normal. This does mean I have no colon cancer?

GI consult, EGD: Limited data available as reported. Colon cancer is rare at such an young age. Bright red blood usually from lower GI tract, or hemorrhoids, fissure etc. However black stoll is concerning for upper GI bleed. Need a GI/Gastroenterology evaluation, EGD/upper endoscopy, H Pylori testing, Upper GI series etc. Contact PCP for GI referral. Go to a health tap doctor for a formal consult with more details ...Read more

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Does bright red blood with stool most likely mean colon cancer? My anus area feel itchy afterwards im 22 what are my realistic chance of colon cancer at 22? I have no family history

Does bright red blood with stool most likely mean colon cancer? My anus area feel itchy afterwards im 22 what are my realistic chance of colon cancer at 22? I have no family history

Need an exam: Colon cancer is less common at your age. Sounds more like ananal fissure. Try increasing fiber to avoid constipation. This will help if this is a hemorrhoid too. See your doctor if it continues. He/she can make a recommendation once a definitve diagnosis is made. ...Read more

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I've had abnormal stools for years now and my chest feels covered cant feel my beat. I get red easily does that mean have cancer? Stressing out about it. Mucus stool but no blood. Did X-ray for heart and blood work. Did catscan no sighn of tumor

I've had abnormal stools for years now and my chest feels covered cant feel my beat. I get red easily does that mean have cancer? Stressing out about it. Mucus stool but no blood. Did X-ray for heart and blood work. Did catscan no sighn of tumor

Sounds ok but..: If stools red, bloody see gastroenterologist, if heart feels like what you said see cardiologist they can do the right tests, don't worry sounds not serious, especially if all labs including cbc, cmp, tsh, normal[complete blood count, comprehensive metabolic panel, thyroid stimulating hormone, vitamin d level[25[oh]D], serum iron level. Good lifestyle is all u can do, never smoke, mild alcohol.walk ...Read more

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Bright red string like thing floating in my feces. Okay. So I just did the number #2 and in my feces I noticed a bright red string like thing floating in it can this possibly mean anything? When I wiped there was a lil just a lil blood bright red but I

Bright red string like thing floating in my feces. Okay. So I just did the number #2 and in my feces I noticed a bright red string like thing floating in it can this possibly mean anything? When I wiped there was a lil just a lil blood bright red but I

I: I can’t tell you for sure what the bright red string-like material in your stool is. First question, are you sure if is from your bowel movement or did bloody mucus from your period land on your bowel movement after it hit the toilet? Second, what have you been eating? Have you eaten/ drank blueberries, beets, red wine or anything with red coloring like koolaid or jello? Have you had diarrhea (which can have some mixed in blood) or have you been constipated (requiring you to push forcefully with potential for bleeding)? Have you experienced abdominal pain? The red might be due to something you ingested or it might be blood in your feces. Sometimes blood comes from hemorrhoids. If this red is caused by blood then it is probably due to bleeding lower in your gastrointestinal tract.
If you were feeling sick, it could be due to a variety of conditions like ulcerative colitis crohns disease, gastroenteritis, food poisoning, or a fissure just to mention a few.
The string like appearance might be due to some mucus in your stool. Some times undigested vegetable matter (ie. Celery) can look string like.
Eating some foods can turn your poop red. It doesn’t sound like there is any certainty about whether the red came from your period or from your feces. Go over the list above to see if any of those things might be the reason. If you are really uncertain whether the red material was menstrual or fecal; check the next time you have a bowel movement. If you have symptoms that suggest you are ill, if you have continued red matter in your stool, or if you are worried, contact your doctor. Stay well. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a little bit of redness in my stool I can't tell if it's blood... I had quite a bit to drink last night. Wondering if I should go to the dr?

Hi, I have a little bit of redness in my stool I can't tell if it's blood... I had quite a bit to drink last night. Wondering if I should go to the dr?

Persists: Consider seeing your health care provider if you continue to see the discoloration in your stool or if it gets worse. ...Read more

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Does colon cancer usually cause bright red blood in your stool or is the blood darker in color?

Does colon cancer usually cause bright red blood in your stool or is the blood darker in color?

Usually occult...: It is usually not "red"-ily visible until late in the disease. Then it can be dark or bright, depending on rate of loss and location of leakage, as tends to darken with more time in GI tract. Also may be associated with narrowed caliber of stool. If concerned, see dr for fecal blood testing & if positive, referral for colonoscopy. ...Read more

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How do you know if there is blood in your stool? There were small, bright red flecks but didn't know if it was blood or food.

How do you know if there is blood in your stool? There were small, bright red flecks but didn't know if it was blood or food.

Depends: It could be something you ate like beets for example but if not sure this should at least be discussed with your doctor. Often bright red blood can just be something benign like hemorrhoids but it can also be something more serious especially if it persists or worsens. If you haven't seen your doctor at least once I would do so now to be sure. ...Read more

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Causes of red blood and mucous on stools?

Causes of red blood and mucous on stools?

Rectal bleeding: There can be many sources of rectal bleeding and mucous in the stool. You may have some sort of inflammation, such as colitis, or could even have a polyp or tumor. You should see a gastroenterologist ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why would there b pure red blood in my stool?

Why would there b pure red blood in my stool?

Blood in the stool: Blood in the stool can be from hemorroids, colon polyps, inflammatory bowel disease, or colon cancer.You should see a gastroenterologist and have colonoscopy done to find out the cause of blood in stool. ...Read more

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Bright red blood when I wipe and in my stool?

Bright red blood when I wipe and in my stool?

Hemorrhoid?: Bright red blood mixed with an otherwise normal stool usually suggests a lower tract source - hemorrhoid, anal fissure, rectal polyp or cancer. These can be readily observed with just a physical examination and sigmoidoscopy. ...Read more

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I have blood in my stool. It is a bright red blood in my stool, should I be worried?

You should: Have your primary care doctor or GI doc investigate. It may be just hemorrhoids but it may be something worse. Go to the doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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White fluffy mucut, red blood. And small white dots in runny stool once a month what can this be?

White fluffy mucut, red blood. And small white dots in runny stool once a month what can this be?

Good question, but..: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.G anorectal 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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Increasing amounts of bright red blood in stools for about a week or so no real pain. What could do this?

Increasing amounts of bright red blood in stools for about a week or so no real pain. What could do this?

Rectal bleeding: It could be internal hemorrhoid or a laceration etc, but any blood from the rectum is never normal, and at 1 week, you are at the least susceptible to becoming anemic from blood loss. You need to get rectal bleeding evaluated asap. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am 22 year old and I noticed from last 3 day there is bright red blood with my stool. What can cause this?

See your doctor asap: Blood in the stool is not normal. There are numerous causes from hemorrhoids to fissures to infections to crohns to cancer........Etc... See your doctor asap. If a lot of bleeding, fever, chills, weakness, dizziness or other symptoms go to er. ...Read more

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Even though any blood is clearly not good in stool is it preferable for the blood to be black tar (upper GI) or red?

Interesting question: ...and one wonders why you would ask? Blood is never good in stool. But a little red blood means the problem is likely something right at the edge, like a hemorrhoid, while tarry black stool means the bleeding occurred much further up, where stomach acid could make it turn black. However, much red blood can also mean there was more than stomach could acidify, or bleed is from the intestine. ...Read more

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Slimy light/dull red blood on exterior of stool for a month or two. Stool color brown as usual. What could be the cause?

Slimy light/dull red blood on exterior of stool for a month or two. Stool color brown as usual. What could be the cause?

Internal: Hemorrhoids and anal fissure needs to be ruled out first although there could be other causes. See your doctor for an exam. Best! ...Read more

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I have blood in my stool for a couple of months now. It's not bright red but it's not dark either. Should I worry. Its a lot.

I have blood in my stool for a couple of months now. It's not bright red but it's not dark either. Should I worry. Its a lot.

Blood in stool: You should have an appointment with a gastroenterologist, The blood may bee from a polyp, diverticulum or a tumor, or an hemorrhoid if is from the rectum.
I think is very important to rule out malignancy now, then the treatment will be at the advice of the Dr.
You will require an endoscopy, and probably an MRI of the abdomen.
Good luck ...Read more