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Why Is There Blood In My Diarrhea
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
Went to the ER with a lot of blood in my diarrhea. They did a CT scan w/ contrast. There is mild diffuse wall thickening of the descending colon and parts of the sigmoid colon. Also noted was a umbilical hernia 1.3cm. What could cause the blood?
Inflammation: The findings you describe is what inflammation or infection may show up on a CT scan. There are may causes of these findings that could be cause abdominal pain, blood and mucous in the stool, and diarrhea for example. To complete the workup, you need a colonoscopy for possible biopsy and and the colon can be visualized. Treatment then can be started. I doubt the hernia is a significant problem
Many causes: Blood in diarrhea can be due to numerous causes. Some causes are due to types of infections in the colon, other causes can include inflammatory bowel disease or perhaps bleeding somewhere in the GI tract. This finding requires a thorough medical evaluation to help narrow down the causes and determine further diagnostic testing and treatment regimen.
Yes: If it continues see your doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
Bloody Diarrhea?: Dear monkey, this description warrants medical evaluation. You could have an inflammatory or infectious process. If it is bloody diarrhea that should prompt urgent assessment.
Something bad: Bloody diarrhea warrants investigation now. There are no 'good causes' of this...Seek help from your doctor now.
Sure, but...: Need diagnosis first. "Cure" depends on if simply just hemorrhoids/fissure or something serious. Have you been straining at stool, have rectal dysfunction, perform an activity that increases pelvic engorgement with blood or increases pelvic pressure (heavy lifting, prolonged sitting, etc.)? History of colitis, infection, rectal/anal trauma or high risk? Best to get checked--don't delay please.
I had frequent diarrhea with medium amounts of blood in it today. Other than the diarrhea, I feel ok. What could this be? Do I need urgent attention?
Bloody diarrhea: Anytime you have prolonged episodes of bloody diarrhea you should be evaluated. You may have a simple hemorrhoid that is causing your problem, but as mentioned see a doctor.
I've had diarrhea for a day and now it's just mucus and blood...what is causing this? How do I treat it?
My 7 year old has diarrhea now for 5 days and now there's blood in his diarrhea. He is drinks fluids and seems ok.
Blood is not ok: Sounds like you should take your little guy in for an office visit. Could just be blood from his buttocks getting inflamed from wiping a lot, but if the blood is really in the poop, he probably should have some stool tests done. There are only a few diarrheal illnesses that tend to cause blood in the stool. Get him checked.
I had have diarrhea for 3 days. No blood or pain. Go to toilet 3 or 4 times per day. Stood getting thicker now. Advise?
Acute gastroenteritis: Is the most likely cause of an acute episode of diarrhea, which improves over several days. If your stool is getting more close to normal, then I would continue to drink lots of liquids. Consider the use of Immodium to slow down the frequency of your stools. If you have bleeding, fever, or worsening of your symptoms, see your doctor. Good luck.
What could cause you to use the bathroom 3 or 4 times a day but it's not diarrhea and no blood snd no changes in the color?
Exam: Any unexplained change in your bowel habit should be evaluated by your physician.
I have had sever diarrhea for about a year consistantcy of water with an odor of old blood from time to time how serious is ths?
See a doctor: A year of diarrhea requires a medical evaluation!
So I had diarrhea, and there was this weird, tissue type stuff in it and some of it was red but it didn't look like blood, should I be concerned?
Red stuff: It's only a guess what the red stuff in your diarrhea could have been. Thus I cannot tell you whether you should or should not be concerned.
Few days ago I had diarrhea that was almost black. It stopped but last night I had diarrhea with bright red blood? How much should I be concerned?
Very: It sounds like you have a stomach ulcer that is bleeding. Head to the nearest emergency room right away.
Been having diarrhea a lot, there has been trace amounts of blood when wiping and it has been watery, what is going on? Everything was fine before.
For 3-4 years I sometimes get bouts of diarrhea that linger & improve over 2 days, usually w certain foods. Just saw mucus, tiny string blood. Why?
Gastroenterology: You need an immediate referral to a Gastroenterologist to rule out colitis. In addition, blood in the stool needs urgent evaluation each time. If you loose too much through your stool, you can become anemic. You need screening for colon cancer, colitis, proctitis, and diseases such as Ulcerative Colitis, Chrons Disease, and if you eat spinach/get fever/chills Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome. See MD
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