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Doctor insights on: When Should I Be Concerned With Blood In My Stool

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Should I be concerned about blood in my stool?

Should I be concerned about blood in my stool?

Yes: Blood in your stool can come from inflammation in your intestines or stomach, hemorrhoids, or even cancer. I recommend you see your doctor for an exam & possible testing. In the meantime, make sure you are drinking at least 5 cups of water a day and have at least 30 grams of fiber daily. You can get this with a fiber supplement or from fruits, vegetables, legumes and fiber enriched foods. ...Read more

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This morning i find blood in my stool. Quiet a bit too. And went a 2nd time and didn't find any at all. Should i be concerned.

This morning i find blood in my stool. Quiet a bit too. And went a 2nd time and didn't find any at all. Should i be concerned.

Yes: Any abnormal bleeding is a cause for concern. You should see your doctor for an evaluation. It may be as simple as haemorrhoids, but even that can cause anemia and should be treated. ...Read more

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Hi i had a small amount of blood in my stool should i be concerned? its been green for the past two weeks and I've had to force myself to go

Hi i had a small amount of blood in my stool should i be concerned? its been green for the past two weeks and I've had to force myself to go

If it does persist: than you probably should be concerned but it most probably will not persist. This can happen when you are constipated and hard stool causes minor tears on the rectal mucosa. It could be hemorroidal bleeding too. The green color stool appears to be related to your diet or an artificial color inside the food or drink you have consumed.and not related to the fast transit time of the digested food. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned with infrequent mucous and blood in my stool?

Should i be concerned with infrequent mucous and blood in my stool?

Evaluation: Yes, because this is recurrent it certainly warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more

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For a week now I have had a large amount of fresh blood in my stool (about 1/2 cup worth) but no irritation/pain. Should I be concerned?

For a week now I have had a large amount of fresh blood in my stool (about 1/2 cup worth) but no irritation/pain. Should I be concerned?

Until find the cause: yes you have to worry can not neglect , most of the time could be simple hemorrhoids , see your doctor to find the cause and treat , then you need not be concerned. ...Read more

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Blood in childs stool should I be concerned?

Blood in childs stool should I be concerned?

Depends: A slight amount of bright red blood on the surface of a large or firm stool is likely due to a crack in the anus.Firm these need an evaluation by your doc. ...Read more

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I've been having blood in my stool for 1 week. Concerned not sure what to do ?

I've been having blood in my stool for 1 week. Concerned not sure what to do ?

GI bleeding: Many things can cause blood in the stool (i presume you are talkong about bright red blood ) such as hemorrhoids or fissures or more serious things like colitis, polyps, or even cancer. Any blood in the stool should be evaluated. Visit your family doctor and he/she will likely send you to a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I've had 3 episodes of passing clear mucus with traces of blood with no stool. Should i be concerned?

I've had 3 episodes of passing clear mucus with traces of blood with no stool. Should i be concerned?

Yes: Given your current symptoms, medications, and procedures....It appears you may be on a first name basis with a GI doctor. I would share this information with them and plot a path forward together. ...Read more