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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
Need more info: Is it red blood? In the bowel or on the toilet paper? Have you had it long? How old are you? Any change in bowel habits? But the bottom line is if you have been seeing blood in your bowel movements then you need to go see a doctor for further evaluation. It can be anything from a rectal tear orhemorrhoid to a polyp or tumor based on information obtained in a history. See an internist or GI. ...Read more
Evaluation: Hi, u need to see ur primary doctor for evaluation, blood test and possible referral to a Gasteroenterologist. ...Read more
Overt blood in: Stool can be from hemorrhoids, or something that only exam and blood and other testing can reveal. A single episode after straining and hard stool might be ignored, but steady or repeat episodes require an exam with finger, then perhaps flex sig, or more expensive colonoscopy. ...Read more
It sometimes can: Be difficult to separate source in women, and bleeding from both urinary and digestive tracks simultaneously without precedent blood from one or the other, isn't common without blood thinners. So, it behooves you to see a doctor to have a pelvic and rectal exam, test for anemia, and possible 'looks' into the rear passage to define sources. ...Read more
I have just found blood in my poo what shill I do please I have just found blood in my poo what shill I do please
As : As dr. Andrews noted, characterizing the nature of the blood in the stools may be helpful in determining the cause. In addition, information such as amount, if it has happened before, if there is a family history of colon cancer, your age, other medical conditions, are also important. If you have a strong family history of colon cancer, or if you are 50 years of age or older, you should have colonoscopy screening for colorectal cancer and continuing until age 75 years. To assess your risk for colon cancer, you can use several tools on-line, such as the one from the cleveland clinic (http://digestive.Ccf.Org/scores/go). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lately I have notived bleeding in my stool. Like a lot of blood. Does anybody know what this could mean?
Hemorrhoids&others: Bleeding from the rectum during bowel movement can be from hemorrhoids as this the most common cause of bleeding from anus. The other causes are anal fissure rectal and colonic polyps cancer of colon or rectum diverticuar condition if you have fresh blood in stool you need a colonoscopy. ...Read more
Stool mucus or more?: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. At the very least stool studies should help address if mucus white bits you're seeing are "worms" (pinworms, etc.) so rx can begin. ...Read more
See doctor: It is important to ascertain the cause of blood in stool. It may be something as simple as hemorrhoids or could be more serious. Bleeding, even from, from hemorrhoids can result in anemia. It would be prudent to see your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, 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. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Hi. I woke up this morning & i had some blood clots in my stool. What could this mean. Also my lower stomach is bothering me a little bit.?
Need to see an md: You should go to your doctor its unclear what is going on. ...Read more
Blood in my poop? I have hemroides so sometimes I see blood, but today my stomach has been hurting really bad and when I poop there's a lot of blood.
See your physician.: You should be evaluated by your physician, or choose a colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist to see. rectal bleeding, although very common, is not normal. There are many causes, some are harmless, some could be serious. You really need to have a thorough evaluation by a physician .familiar with this problem. ...Read more
SEE YOUR MD ASAP: You have blood in the urine without any pain, you need to see your doctor asap, you will need blood and urine test, a cat scan of your kidneys to find the cause and treated right away as if not treated intime it may get worse the possibilities are you may have a kidney stone, kidney infection, glomerular disease like glomerulonephritis, chronic kidney disease and tumors including cancer. ...Read more
Time to see the doc!: You describe high fevers, body aches, diarrhea, and now blood in your stools. This strongly suggests a more serious cause of your diarrhea, and further tests are needed. You should be seeing a doctor in the next day or so, using the Emergency Department if you can't otherwise get seen. Please start working on this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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