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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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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

heme test stool
daily
dietary changes
3x day
stool softener
3x day
See your doctor
once
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My stools are black and when i prod them blood comes out. What could be wrong?

My stools are black and when i prod them blood comes out. What could be wrong?

? Melena: Black, tarry, malodorous stool can be due to gastrointestinal bleeding (melena). You may be experiencing bleeding. Please see prompt medical care. ...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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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

see your docotor
once
have colonoscopy and upper endoscpy
once
do not ignore blood in stool
daily
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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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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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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

See your doctor for a proper physical examination
once
A small amount of blood in your stool is not an emergency
daily
If older than 50 years, have some form of colon cancer screening
once
If dealing with hemorrhoids, increase the amount of water/fiber intake
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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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