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What is the difference between a bad bloody stool and an okay bloody stool?

What is the difference between a bad bloody stool and an okay bloody stool?

None: Bloody stool is never good and should always be evaluated thoroughly. See your doctor or a gi/colorectal surgeon for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Melena (Definition)

Melina is blood in the stool that is black, tarry, sticky, and smelly. The blood in melena comes from high up in the gastrointestinal tract, and gets partially digested which is why it changes to melena. Bright red blood comes from lower ...Read more


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How can I tell difference between blood in stool and pieces of food? I ate a lot of watermelon yesterday. My next bm was full of red, stringy things?

How can I tell difference between blood in stool and pieces of food? I ate a lot of watermelon yesterday. My next bm was full of red, stringy things?

Probably food: If you want to determine if red stuff in your stool is blood or food, when you use toilet paper to clean yourself, blood will stain the paper red, while food will not stain, but remain whole on the paper. Also, blood will usually make the commode water reddish like food coloring in water, while food in stool will not run like that. You can ask your doctor for a stool guaiac test to be sure. ...Read more

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I have a bad arm ache and bloody stool. Could these be related?

I have a bad arm ache and bloody stool. Could these be related?

Not likely: Make sure you see a doctor for the bloody stools, the achy arm sounds like it can wait for the more important clinical problem here ...Read more

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Past year 2 colonoscopies. 3 GIs diagnosis = IBS. Said bloody stool was polyp (removed) or hemorrhoids. Now dark red bloody stool again. More than in past. Nothing on TP. IBS has been bad. Feel crazy. Help.

Past year 2 colonoscopies. 3 GIs diagnosis = IBS. Said bloody stool was polyp (removed) or hemorrhoids. Now dark red bloody stool again. More than in past. Nothing on TP. IBS has been bad. Feel crazy. Help.

It tweaks the mind.: Hello, These bowel ailments definitely have the power to tweak the mind. Take a breath, know that you are treatable, and understand you may or may not be able to do this on your own. The bowel health / IBS is an artistry that the textbooks can't fix alone. My recommendation is to find a practitioner you deeply trust and master the art of "being coached" -Dr. Neal Schwartz ...Read more

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Bloody stool, painful bowel movements, bad smelly discharge and side pain. What are these symptoms of?

Bloody stool, painful bowel movements, bad smelly discharge and side pain. What are these symptoms of?

They are signs: That you need prompt medical evaluation. Bloody stool can be related to hemorrhoids, fissures, fistula, cancer, or infection or inflammation of the colon. Please get this checked soon. ...Read more

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What does "bloody stool" mean?

What does "bloody stool" mean?

Nothing that should : Be ignored, but rather needs immediate attention. Can be infectious, inflammatory such as ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease, tumor, hemorrhoids. Or even from an upper intestinal problem such as ulcer or meckels diverticulum. You need to be evaluated promptly. ...Read more

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What dose bloody stool means ?

What dose bloody stool means 
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Possibilities: Include bleeding from hemorrhoids, diverticulosis, infectious diarrhea, cancer, arterio-venous malformations, crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. Also, an ulcer, bleeding disorder, or a polyp. If you are having bloody stool you need to be seen by a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What does having a bloody stool mean?

See a doctor!: Blood in stool has many causes, some benign, some worrisome, some bad. Only a doctor trained in evaluation of the GI tract can differentiate between these, but blood always needs an explanation. ...Read more

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I have bloody stool, and lots of pain?

I have bloody stool, and lots of pain?

Do see a doctor: Bloody stool and pain is never "normal".. Hemorrhoids - swollen veins - or a tear - anal fissure - cause bleeding and pain. These conditions are not serious and are easily treated. However, some very serious conditions cause bloody stool and pain. These include polyps, cancers and colitis. It is essential that you see a doctor for an examination. Treatment depends on the findings. Peter wilk, md. ...Read more

Stool Is Bloody (Definition)

Stool is bloody is a symptom in which there is bright red or darker red coloring to stools. Red stools is presumed to have fairly fresh blood in the stools (old blood in the stools would ...Read more


Dr. Philip Ewing
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Bloody Stool (Definition)

Blood in the stool during infancy can be caused by a variety of problems, such as swallowed maternal blood during childbirth, or problems ...Read more