What causes bright red blood in stool?

Bleeding. Not much else besides bleeding. If bright red blood, you need to see your doctor. Most likely cause is hemorrhoids. Hope this helps.
BRBPR. Reasons for blood in stools can include hemorrhoids, fistulas, fissures, cancer, infection and inflammatory conditions. Some foods & dyes may turn stool red.

Related Questions

Do you know if acute pancreatitis can cause bright red blood in stool?

No. Pancreatitis should not cause bright red in stool. Very rarely the pancreas can bleed into the intestine (hemobilia), but this is usually secondary to a pancreatic tumor or trauma to the pancreas. Read more...

Can it be possible that acute pancreatitis can cause bright red blood in stool?

No. Two forms of bleeding appear in the stool. Dark black stool arises from Hgb that is broken down by acid from bleeing high in the GI tract. Bright red bleeding occurs from bleeding in the lower colonic system above or just at the rectum. Bleeding does not arise from pancreatic inflammation or cancer. Hemorrhagic pancreatitis is broken down tissue pouring into the peritoneal cavity and not bowel. Read more...

What can cause on and off belly pains that has lasted a few months and bright red blood in stool on and off in a child?

Many causes. There are many diferent cause of chronic abdominal pain in children, most common are constipation, acid reflux then there are less common reasons like ibd, celiac dis. Now bright red blood in stool means it's not coming frm his stomach at least it;s local. Better see your doctor to figure out.Family hx very important. Read more...
Intussusception. Intussusceptio9n is the telescoping of intestine within itself producing pain, lethargy and currant-jelly stools. One can also have a meckels diverticulum which is an outpouching of the intestine which can cause bleeding and/or intussusception. See you pediatrician, pediatric surgeon, or pediatric gastroenterologist. Read more...
Anal fissure/polyp. Anal fissure from constipation is most likely the cause and treated easily. Occasionally a child may have a juvenile polyp and it bleeds as it is trying to fall off. Would treat constipation first and if still occurs, see your doctor. Read more...

Reasons for bright red blood in stool? Can diet coke and beer cause it. I drink too much of both. I also only get blood when I need to go urgently.

No. Bright red blood usually means it is a problem right in the rectal ampulla, the very bottom of the GI tract. It is usually caused by hemorrhoids or fissures, although it could also be a polyp, and could also be inflammatory bowel disease. Any blood in stool needs investigation. See your pcp and/or get a referral to a GI specialist. You need a full exam. Too much beer is bad for you - talk to md. Read more...

What causes a little blood ON stool as opposed to blood IN stool? I've had a little bright red blood ON stool prev, but negative FOBT in Dr office.

Blood coating stool. Blood coating stool but negative occult blood is most likely do to minor hemorrhoidal bleeding. if it is frequent, I would recommend a rectal exam and proctoscopy. If it is rare that would not be necessary . If wish a therapy please ask for a consult and I will advise a treatment. Read more...