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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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Black or blood in stool! how do I figure out what's wrong?

Black or blood in stool! how do I figure out what's wrong?

Melena?: Black, tarry, malodorous stool can be due to rectal bleeding (melena). You don't need to figure out the cause but you do need to see your physician promptly who will evaluated to determine the cause of your bleeding. You need med evaluation. ...Read more

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Normal colonoscopy but blood in stool, what's wrong?

Normal colonoscopy but blood in stool, what's wrong?

See below : The colon is so huge that sometimes the camera doesn't catch a small bleed. Colonoscopies are important to make sure you don't have inflammation in the colon and it rules out serious causes. You might have a blood vessel that bleeds on and off. Or it might be something in the anal area like a crack in the wall causing some bleeding when you wipe. Also the bleed could be from above the colon. ...Read more

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How would one know whether there was something very wrong with their bowels apart from pain or blood in stool?

How would one know whether there was something very wrong with their bowels apart from pain or blood in stool?

Colonoscopy: Routine colonoscopy saves lives! the most important time to find colonic cancer or precancerous polyps is when a person is asymptomatic. This is the only screening test we have that not only detects a condition that can become cancer, but also gets rid of that condition at the same time! ...Read more

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Constant blood in stool after eating, what could be wrong?

See MD: If you are having constant blood in your stool you need an evaluation by a physician. That would include a history and physical examination. Possible lab work and likely a GI evaluation. May just be bad hemorrhoids or could be any number of other issues. Get evaluated. ...Read more

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Gassy, mucus, just a little blood in stool, what is wrong?

Gassy, mucus, just a little blood in stool, what is wrong?

Check out these: Links. See your pcp and GI for a thorough exam including blood work, endoscopy and colonoscopy. Take care! http://m.voices.yahoo.com/should-concerned-blood-mucous-in-2683752.html. http://www.medicinenet.com/rectal_bleeding/symptoms.htm. ...Read more

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I've had pain in my left flank since yesterday,it's not severe, I feel a tad nauseous too, I thought I saw blood in stool but I think I was wrong.

Drink water: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. The symptoms may be due to, among other things, crystals in urine. Drink enough water so that your urine is colorless. Do this for a week and if it helps, keep at it. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Have occasional red blood in stool. Usually happens with a large stool that can be painful when passing but not constipated. Dr did a sigmoidoscopy and says he sees nothing wrong at all. Possible???

Have occasional red blood in stool.  Usually happens with a large stool that can be painful when passing but not constipated. Dr did a sigmoidoscopy and says he sees nothing wrong at all.  Possible???

May be a fissure: If this occurs with a large stool and no hemorrhoids were seen then consider a fissure (or tear of skin). These can heal rapidly so your doctor may not see it when you get checked. They often can be itchy while healing. If this sounds possible, a stool softener may help even if you are not constipated. ...Read more

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23 yr old female. Dull pain in lower abdomen. Colonoscopy came back clear. No blood in stool. Have had the pain for about 2 months. What's wrong w/me?

Multiple causes: Abdominal discomfort can be due to a number of different causes. These can include gynegologic, urinary, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, nervous system, and others. A thorough history and physical examination by a physician can help determine the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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Blood in stool?

Blood in stool?

Not normal, get help: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.G rectal 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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Blood in stool?

Blood in stool?

See below: The most common causes of blood in the stool are hemorrhoids and an anal fissure (tear in anus). Other causes include cancer, poyps, diverticulosis, angioectasia and colitis. Anyone with blood in their stool should discuss this with their doctor as further evaluation is necessary. ...Read more

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Blood in stool?

Blood in stool?

Get checked: Blood always needs an explanation, but is also common to many benign problems, like hemorrhoids, anal fissures and overall irritated lower GI tract for many possible reasons. However, it is also probably the most reliable sign of serious problems, cancer being one of them, so go and get checked! ...Read more

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What is blood in stool?

What is blood in stool?

Many answers: There are many causes of blood in the stool. Some like rectal fissure or hemorrhoids are uncomfortable but are generally benign. Others like cancer or inflammatory bowel disease generally carry a more serious prognosis. Either way, if you have blood when you have a bowel movement (bm), you should see a doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes blood in stool?

What causes blood in stool?

A lot of things: Many things can cause blood in the stool (i presume you talk about bright red blood and not black tarry stools) including simple things like hemorrhoids or fissures or more serious things like colitis, polyps, or even cancer. Any blood in the stool should be evaluated. Visit your family doc and he/she will likely send you to a gastroenterologist. Best to you. ...Read more

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What causes blood in stool?

What causes blood in stool?

Hemorrhoids: Usually but can be many other things including infection, inflammatory bowel disease and tumors, both benign and malignant. See a colorectal surgeon sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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Why would I have blood in stool?

Why would I have blood in stool?

Many reasons: Potentially but most common is hemorrhoids, fissures, fistula but less frequently infection or colitis/proctitis, polyps, tumors. No amount of bleeding is normal regardless of the cause. See a colorectal surgeon promptly to identify and treat the cause before more serious problems develop. ...Read more

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Why would there be blood in stool ?

Why would there be blood in stool ?

Many possibilities: Broadly, bright red blood in stool comes from bleeding low in the GI tract (large intestine or rectum), or sometimes from rapid upper GI bleeding. Common causes include hemorrhoids and diverticulosis, with inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer, and gastric ulcers being less common but more dangerous. Blood in stool should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Passing blood in stool?

Not normal. d/w MD: Passing blood in stool is always abnormal and needs to be discussed with your doctor and needs further evaluation. It may be caused by many factors such as hemorrhoidal bleeding, cracking on anal canal ( anal fissures), infection/inflammation on intestines or stomach, ulcers, rupture of blood vessels, growth, cancer, etc. Discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more