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When Found Blood In Stool Of A 9 Year Old
A long tube runs from the mouth to the anus. It includes, in order, the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, ileus), caecum, the ascending, transverse, descending, and sigmoid colon (or large intestine) and the rectum. The space inside that tube , the lumen, is considered to be outside of the body. When we bleed into that space ...Read more
Blood in stool going on for 5 years, on and off stopping sometimes for a month or so, 23 year old, no other symptoms just blood. Advice ?
Various things: Bright red blood can be an anal fissure. Blood mixed throughout stool warrants a visit to the doctor. Bloody loose stool could be salmonella or similar bacterial infection. Can also indicate a polyp. If persists more than a day or two see the doctor...And if accompanied by fever or intense cramping see doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im a 20 year old male. Normal stool no blood in stool but when I wiped there was a fair amount of blood ?
Occult blood test: Fecal occult blood test is done to see if you have evidence of bleeding in the GI tract. The sensitivity will be very low if it is done only once. The sensitivity will be much higher if that is done in 3 separate occasion. Your md likely did it for a good reason- eg- you have significant family history of colon cancers; or there are suspicious sign/symptoms that have to be evaluated further etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a 23 year old female. I have been getting blood in stool, weight loss and pain in abdomen. I had a colonoscopy done today and they found many diffused 3-4mm shallow ulcerations. What should I do?
23 yrs old. Had a coloscopy a year ago, due 2 blood in stool. Nothing found. Year later (now) i believe I have a hemorrhoid, as i can see a bump come out after passing stool. Should i visit a doctor?
What to do if I'm a 20 year old girl with blood in stool which happened a few times. the onset was 11 days ago and?
Soften the stools: What else is going on? Is there fever or abdominal pain? Diarrhea? Most likely etiology can be constipation. Pt should try to drink more water and try to change diet to soften the stools. If bleeding persists despite resolution of constipation need to consider other etiologies including hemorrhoids or other vascular anomalies or potentially a benign growth. Need GI consult at this point. ...Read more
What do you suggest if i'm a 20 year old girl with blood in stool which happened a few times. The onset was 11 days ago and?
Bloody Or Red Colored Stools (Definition)
Blood in the stool of babies is always a concern and should be investigated. Some of the causes include food allergies, infection of the bowels (bacterial gastroenteritis), anal fissure, and rarely, intussusception. ...Read more