Blood In Stools

Fresh visible blood after a bowel movement may be caused by hemorrhoids and anal fissures. On the other hand, black or tarry stools may indicate internal bleeding higher up in the tract.

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What causes a sharp, burning pain while passing stools?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 17-year-old male and I have a weight of 117 kilograms. I hate discussing things like this but I always have large stools. I think that I may have IBS. My mother had IBS and the symptoms are similar for us. Recently, after having a large stool I noticed some bright red blood on the...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Gupta

Criticalcare Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have hemorrhoids and it happens due to chronic constipation. Avoid taking oily, fried, and outside foods. Drink more water. Try to eat a high fiber diet with green leafy vegetables and fruits. Try to do exercise daily for thirty minutes. Try to reduce your weight by...  Read Full »

Can Suboxone cause bloody bowel movements and testis pain?

Query: Hi im a 35 year old male i been taking Suboxone for about 10 years daily never really missed a day taking the med. i been feeling weak, tired , helpless, been given up on things latey. Just lost my will or drive to do anything. This is a few ?s but im not sure what too do. I would call myself a lil...  Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: I’m very sorry to learn about your difficult situation. You have gone through hard times for quite a while, and so it’s no wonder that you’re emotionally and physically exhausted. Knowing the States well, I am fully aware that you will not that kind of comprehensive help that you ...  Read Full »

Will intestinal lymphangioma cause constipation problem with bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a constipation problem for the past few days. I do not have a proper bowel movement until today. After the use of constipation medication, a lot of stool excreted with blood. Ultrasound detected no echogenic mass in the abdomen. The radiologist considers suspicious lymphan...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash Nagar

Paediatrician, Child Health Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I tried to download the attached file but could not (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As sonography does not show any mass, then the diagnosis needs to be confirmed first by MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). Intestinal lymphangioma may give rise to con...  Read Full »

Is sudden episode of diarrhea with blood a concerning issue?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 42-year-old female in good health. Last night, I had a very sudden violent episode of diarrhea, which had quite a bit of blood in it. I am quite worried about this, whether it could be something serious. I have had no more episodes since last night but have a very gurgly feel.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Did you take a picture of that? And did you eat something uncertain in the last couple of days, especially pork or beef? And do you have a fever? Does it cause pain while passing stools? And do you have constipation previously? This one episode of diarrhea with ...  Read Full »

Why do I have to exert a lot of pressure while passing motion?

Query: Good morning, Difficult to pass motions. Today while passing motion a bit of blood came.Also had to exert a lot of pressure for passing the motions.A bit of burning sensation is also there  Read Full »

Dr. Sosela Rrusho

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Greetings, I will be assisting you today. As you described to me seems you are having constipation and need a lot of pressure since the stools are very dry and is difficult to pass. > The first think you need to do in this case is regarding your diet and physical activities. 1. Please eat heal...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for the two sores on my penis head?

Query: Hello doctor, I have the following symptoms: sore right leg, scaly dry patch on the outside of the right ankle, in the shower, this turns red, my urine smells strong. I am 6.2 feet tall and weigh about 167 pounds. I eat a tremendous amount of food, mostly healthy, so I poop a lot. If I wipe too har...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks a lot for consulting us. You have pain issues in the right leg, a scaly patch on the right ankle, and blood when wiping hard after pee and lesions of the penis. Regarding the leg pain, it might have many causes like nerve pain, so you need to be examined with a n...  Read Full »

What could cause dark-colored stools, rectal swelling, and bleeding?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently had a very dark stool with some black bits, a lot of mucus when I pass stool, and only passing large amounts of mucus with no stool and having an enlarged swollen rectum. I also have visible blood when I wipe. I first went to my PCP about having constant constipation and havin...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep V Nair

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Chronic constipation leads to the stagnant of stools, and thus, there is bacterial action, dryness, and other chemical changes that may contribute to the dark color of your stool. Due to bleeding from an upper gastrointestinal problem, the stool color would be dark blac...  Read Full »

Can pain and blood while pooping signs of an anal fissure?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old female with a weight of 52 kg and a height of 5.3 feet. I have bowel movements every three days, but I do not feel the need; I have to force it out. Last year I had gone five days without any movement, and it was painful to poop. When I did, it was excruciating, and...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems to be a case of anal fissure, which is a break in the lining of the anal canal. This can occur at times of severe constipation. Constipation can sometimes happen because of the decreased amount of fiber in the diet, water intake, and lack of exercise, contri...  Read Full »

What do you do if you are constipated?

Query: Hi doctor, I have serious constipation problems and Dulcolax is the only thing that works in my body. I take a lot of fruits, tea, and fiber supplements. What can I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to At your age, chronic constipation should be thoroughly investigated. Are there any other symptoms like blood in stool, weight loss, or occasional diarrhea alternating with constipation or loss of appetite? I would advise you to get a colonoscopy done as this has become...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest ways to improve digestion?

Query: Hi doctor, We are living in an area where water having high TDS level. So, here almost 70% people facing stomach and intestine related issue. I am a physically fit person and my age is 37. I am doing regular weight exercise (gym workout) for the past 7 years continuously. All areas of my body are w...  Read Full »

Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do you have abdominal pain? What about your appetite? What is stool consistency and was blood on the surface of stool or mixed with stool? Do you have symptoms of nausea, burning sensation in upper part of the abdomen or chest? If you had recent episode of small amount...  Read Full »

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