Blood in stool?

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.
Not normal. You need to be seen, evaluated and treated depending on the cause of the bleeding. See your doctor or a GI doctor. At 19 yo probably something simple like hemorrhoids, but better to be safe as not to miss something more serious.

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What causes blood in stools?

Many reasons. There are many causes of blood in the stool. This is reason for evaluation by your primary care physician or in cases with sigificnt bleeding to get evaluated at the er. It can be from simple fissure of the anus, straining and constipation, hemorrhoids or more seriously ulcers polyps or lessions in the intestinal tract. Untreated can be fatal or at minimum lead to significant anemia. Read more...
Bleeding. Blood in the stool may come from the upper digestive tract ( stomach, duodenum, small intestine or proximal colon. Usually this blood gives a black color to the stool and is associated to upper abdominal pain, nausea or vomit or "coffeeground"type vomiting. Bleeding from hemorroids, or diverticulum usually is fresh bright red blood from the rectum. Cancers may cause either one but usually less. Read more...
Hemorrhoids. Usually but can be many other things including infection, inflammatory bowel disease and tumors, both benign and malignant. See a colorectal surgeon sooner rather than later. Read more...

What are possible causes of the blood in stools?

Get checked please. Blood in stool, regardless of age of the sufferer, is never normal. As such, and although the cause is likely easily explained (e.g. Hemorrhoids, anal fissure), it must be evaluated so serious pathology is not missed or diagnosis delayed. Read more...

Two year old with blood like stool what should I do?

Blood like stool. If your child stool is like currant jelly and is having abdominal pain he should be seen on an emergency basis by your doctor or go to the er. He may have an intusseption. Otherwise, check to see if he has rectal fissure from passing hard stool. Read more...

Is there any amount of blood in stools that is normal and not a cause for concern?

NO!!!!!!! No amount of bleeding is normal. Get it checked properly by a qualified physician immediately! Read more...
No. Blood always abnormal and concerning need to see a colon and rectal surgeon. Read more...

Is it possible for bloods in stool to look like just odourless small macroscopic solid particles?

Old. Clotted Blood may appear this way..A simple test for Occult Blood in the stool will tell you for certain! Hope this is helpful Dr Z. Read more...
Not usually. Can be frank bloody, or occult and only found in testing. Read more...

Reason/prognosis for blood on stool and in bowl for approximately 5 months with varying amounts of blood from a little to a lot?

See GI/CRS. You need to see a GI specialist or colorectal surgeon. There are a multitude of causes, from benign or malignant tumors to benign anorectal disease, such as hemorrhoids, fissures, or fistulas. Regardless of your age, persistent bloody stools need to be investigated. So, ask your primary care provider to assist you in obtaining a referral. Good luck. Read more...

Have blood in and streaks of blood on stool off and on for about 1year. Color of stool often changes to a very yellowish color and appears squished.?

Should be checked! Blood in stools can be simple issues such as fissures or hemorrhoids, but can also be related to more serious issues such as diverticulitis or even cancer. See your doctor asap. If you haven't had a colonoscopy, you should have this done. Don't worry, it's not as bad as your friends might tell you, and the preps are easier than years ago! trust me, with sedation it is very straightforward! Read more...