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What is wrong when I have blood in my stool?

What is wrong when I have blood in my stool?

Multiple causes: There are multiple reasons to have blood in your stool. It could be from something simple like hemorrhoids or an anal fissure. Colitis, which is inflammation of the colon, can cause rectal bleeding, as can colon polyps or colon cancer, to name just a few. Blood in the stool can be very serious and should prompt a visit to your doctor so they can determine if further evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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I have blood in the stool what is wrong?

I have blood in the stool what is wrong?

Bloody stool. : There are many things that can cause blood in the stool. Some are benign and some are not. It could be as simple as a hemorrhoid to as severe as colon cancer. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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What can be wrong with a person if they have blood in their stool?

What can be wrong with a person if they have blood in their stool?

Many things: Blood in the stool can be due to hemorrhoids, anal fissure, ulcers, or something more serious like cancer. You should see a doctor immediately to be checked. ...Read more

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I am passing mucus and blood but no stool. What is wrong?

Could be colitis: Colitis i'd inflammation of the colon lining ; can present as bloody mucous without stool. Let you doctor know and get referred to a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I have mucous and blood on my stools. What could be wrong?

I have mucous and blood on my stools. What could be wrong?

Many things: Depending on where the bleeding is coming from (ie the upper GI tract, or the lower GI tract) it can be an ulcer, polyp, cancer, inflammation, or sometime the source is never found. All GI bleeding should be worked up, and you need to speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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Fresh red blood coming with my stool, what's wrong?

Fresh red blood coming with my stool, what's wrong?

Possibly hemorrhoids: Given your age however I would see a Gastroenterologist about having a colonoscopy done just to make sure it isn't something more serious. ...Read more

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My brother is 29 years old 45-50 pounds overweight, has the gout, and has had blood in his stool for the past week, what could be wrong?

My brother is 29 years old 45-50 pounds overweight, has the gout, and has had blood in his stool for the past week, what could be wrong?

Blood In Stool: This is common, especially in obesity. It is a hemorrhoid or also an anal fissure. If he has not had this before his family physician can examine him and teach him how to care for these problems at home. ...Read more

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And at the same time my stool is black sometimes it is mixed with blood.what could be wrong?

And at the same time my stool is black  sometimes it is mixed with blood.what could be wrong?

Black tarry stool: … Is a sign of internal bleeding and should be taken seriously. If this is occurring, I would go to the emergency room immediately. Good luck. ...Read more

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