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Why Would There Be Blood In Stool
Many possibilities: Broadly, bright red blood in stool comes from bleeding low in the GI tract (large intestine or rectum), or sometimes from rapid upper GI bleeding. Common causes include hemorrhoids and diverticulosis, with inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer, and gastric ulcers being less common but more dangerous. Blood in stool should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Many reasons: Potentially but most common is hemorrhoids, fissures, fistula but less frequently infection or colitis/proctitis, polyps, tumors. No amount of bleeding is normal regardless of the cause. See a colorectal surgeon promptly to identify and treat the cause before more serious problems develop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why would someone have blood in stool? I don't have insurance and can't afford a doctor. If I had a hard bowel movement right before, and it stops after, I should be ok, right?
Blood in the stool: Can be due to many things but also, sometimes we can get fooled by material that looks like blood. If you are having hard stools, the likely reason why you may have blood is either hemorrhoids or a rectal fissure. Eliminating the constipation can help stop the ectal fissurs from reforming but hemorrhoids are another matter. However, there are other more significant causes. Still try to be seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why would there be blood in my stool? What does it mean if there is blood in one's stool? How can this come to be?
Blood in stool can : Have many causes: hemorrhoids, anal fissure, diverticulitis, polyps, inflammatory bowel disease, trauma; black tarry stools may come from bleeding in upper part of GI tract, from meds like pepto-bismol or activated charcoal; iron supplements, blood thinners can also cause GI bleeding. See fp or GI specialist for exam; may need sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy or egd. ...Read more
I was constipated for a while, and when I had too go there would be blood in stool. Now those symptoms just magically dissappered how often is that?
Constipation blood: Constipation and trying to force your stools by pushing can sometime call abrasion in the anus and that will cause the bleeding when you go and strain again, sometimes internal hemorroids will bleed when you are constipated.If your stools are normal now that might be a reason why it stopped.Since you did have blood in the stool, it is a good idea to see a GI specialist and have colonoscopy done aswe. ...Read more
Not normal, get help: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.G rectal trauma), but evaluation is always appropriate. A rule of thumb (but not absolute): black stool means bleeding comes from upper GI tract; grape jelly stool from small bowel; silver stool from biliary tree; burgundy stool from right colon; red blood from left colon to anus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: The most common causes of blood in the stool are hemorrhoids and an anal fissure (tear in anus). Other causes include cancer, poyps, diverticulosis, angioectasia and colitis. Anyone with blood in their stool should discuss this with their doctor as further evaluation is necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get checked: Blood always needs an explanation, but is also common to many benign problems, like hemorrhoids, anal fissures and overall irritated lower GI tract for many possible reasons. However, it is also probably the most reliable sign of serious problems, cancer being one of them, so go and get checked! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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