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Causes Of Blood In The 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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer