Medical term for blood in stool is?

Several. Melena or hematochezia. The former usually is tarry black and the latter is more fresh looking blood. Both need to be quickly evaluated and a diagnosis and treatment initiated promptly.

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What happens if you don't seek medical attention when you have blood in stool after using an enema? Why do you need to seek medical care?

See answer. If you have been constipated and have noted some blood in the stool, the most likely cause at your age is bleeding internal hemorrhoids. If you have persistent blood in the stools you do need to be checked to be sure nothing else is the cause. The following link will discuss the causes for blood in the stool and Rx: http://bit.ly/1KXooGn. Read more...

Passing blood in stool?

Not normal. d/w MD. Passing blood in stool is always abnormal and needs to be discussed with your doctor and needs further evaluation. It may be caused by many factors such as hemorrhoidal bleeding, cracking on anal canal ( anal fissures), infection/inflammation on intestines or stomach, ulcers, rupture of blood vessels, growth, cancer, etc. Discuss further with your doctor. Read more...
Agree w Dr. Ho. Possible causes of blood in stool include: fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, cancer, ulcers, infections, inflammation, Diverticular disease & Angiodysplasia . Get evaluated if more than a one time occurrence. Read more...

What does blood in stool signify?

Abnormal. Remember and I have said it many times, any blood in the stool is abnormal and needs to be evaluated promptly by a specialist, either GI or colorectal. Do not delay. Most of the time it is benign hemorrhoidal bleeding but in the few cases where it is due to something more serious, early detection can save lives. Read more...
Many causes. Blood in the stool can be caused by a variety of problems. You need to be seen by a health care professional. Read more...

What to do if I have blood in stool?

Don't ignore it!!! If it persists or has been prsent for a while and especially if there is no anal pain, you nee to see your doctor or a colorectal/gi doctor as soon as possible. Read more...
Agree wi Dr Kaplan. Possible causes of blood in stool include: fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, cancer, ulcers, infections, inflammation, Diverticular disease & Angiodysplasia . Get evaluated if more than a one time occurrence. Read more...

What is the cause of blood in stool?

Get an examination. You need to get a medical check up to find the cause of the blood in your stool. The most common cause is hemorroids but the most serious reason could be cancer in the large bowel. Only a medical examination by your doctor can tell the difference between the two. So get a medical check up done soon. Read more...

Blood in stool and sometimes just blood?

See a GI. Blood in the stool(hematochezia) can be from various sources. Most common is hemorrhoids related or it can be from inflammation of the colon(colitis) and in pts above 50 yrs of age malignancy can be a cause. Medications particularly blood thinners can cause it too. See a GI to work up the above and in the meantime please avoid any nsaids like ibuprofen, tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe increase fiber in the diet. Read more...
Agree wi Dr. Borade. Please seek medical assessment. Possible causes of blood in stool include: fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, cancer, ulcers, infections, inflammation, Diverticular disease & Angiodysplasia . Read more...

Could there be blood in stool if the stool is hard?

Fissure. Yes, hard stool passage can cause small tears called fissures of the anus and cause blood, especially on the tissue. Straining at stool can lead to hemorrhoids which can also bleed. Best to have your medical doctor take a look just to rule out anything more serious. Read more...
Blood in stool. That is one possibility. Possible causes of blood in stool include: fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, cancer, ulcers, infections, inflammation, Diverticular disease & Angiodysplasia . Get evaluated if more than a one time occurrence. Read more...

Why is there blood in stool I filled up the toielt?

MD time. There is no way i can tell you why but blood in the stool, especially if significant, is not normal and should be evaluated. Hopefully is nothing of importance but you can't tell unless its checked. Read more...
Blood in stool. The red color in toilet is likely blood tinged toilet water - it isn't likely that the entire toilet bowl is filled with blood. It is important to have this evaluated. Possible causes of blood in stool include: fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, cancer, ulcers, infections, inflammation, Diverticular disease & Angiodysplasia . Read more...