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What Is The Difference Between A Bad Bloody Stool And An Okay Bloody Stool
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
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
For the last few days I've had very bad arm ache in ny left arm and bloody stool anyone have any idea what this could mean?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bloody stool, painful bowel movements, bad smelly discharge and side pain. What are these symptoms of?
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
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
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