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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How to manage symptoms of piles?

Query: Hi Doctor, My mother is having piles problem, she is bleeding during bowel movements having pain. The problem is, bleeding every time trying to pee, painful bowel movement. Its happening past 3 days. Pain is only when going for bowel movements. Stool is normal, Not hard. She Had the history of same ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello dear. I welcome you to icliniq. Well you can give her Cap Tranxemic acid 1 gm twice daily for 3 days and see if bleeding stops. I wonder is she only have hemorrhoids issues? since the hemorrhoids cause only painless bleeding, however, it is anal fissure which is breach in the lining of the ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for chronic blood in stools?

Query: Hello doctor, I am writing on behalf of my husband who is suffering from blood in stool a couple of years now, but colonoscopy and gastroscopy do not show something that can justify the blood. I would appreciate your advice because we cannot find the source of the blood.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The description you provide coincide with obscure overt GI bleeding which means overt bleeding and having obscure cause. Since he already had endoscopy and colonoscopy and which were unremarkable, then he might have small intestinal bleeding. This can easily be misse...  Read Full »

Why do I pass more blood in stools though I take fiber foods?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had two tags on my anus for the past one year. I also have a history of constipation. Yesterday, I saw blood in stool and that was not normal blood which comes when I have constipation. There was a lot of blood. Today I went to the bathroom two times and again I saw blood in st...  Read Full »

Dr. Kumar Sonal

General Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would need some more details to confirm. How has your lifestyle been over the past 1 year? Any change in the severity of constipation? And what is your age? Do you exercise regularly? Without an examination, it is not possible to say for sure, but the chance of ...  Read Full »

Is blood in stool an alarming issue?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. My problem is whenever I pass stool, I saw blood in excess amount. When I put my finger inside anus I feel pimples in my anus. Due to this problem I have difficulty in passing stools and it is painful sometimes. I pass something white from my anus. Please tell me what ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Blood in the stools is an alarming sign. I can explain you the possibilities but they are all in vain unless a doctor examines you by putting his/her finger inside the anal canal and see what is the cause of this bleeding. Given your history of constipation, with...  Read Full »

How do I confirm if I have colon or rectal cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 47 year old female. My weight is 95 kg. My symptoms are blood in stools and stomach bloating. Initially, we suspected piles. But, the doctor said it may be colon or rectal cancer. Colonoscopy, blood tests and CT scan are done and I have attached the reports for your reference. I w...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhavin Bhupendra Vasavada

General Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is quite serious. I would like to wait for biopsy results, but looks like anorectal cancer. But, luckily it is well within a curative stage. You can have either direct surgery or chemotherapy followed by surgery. Chance of recurrence of the tumor is relatively low i...  Read Full »

Will iron supplement intake cause blood in stool?

Query: Hi doctor, I took iron tablets post that I was getting blood in the stool. I was getting black stool now the stool color has changed but for the past two to three days I see drops of blood prior to stool. If I eat spicy items, I am getting stomach pain on the upper part of the stomach.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, it is not uncommon to have black stools when someone takes iron tablets. So do not worry about it. It will stop itself once you stop the iron tablets. Secondly, your occult blood positive 10 days back and Hb 12.4 mg/dL does not suggest that you have bleeding...  Read Full »

Though I am on medication for peptic ulcer, I am getting blood in stool. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with peptic ulcers because I was having blood (fresh) in my stool. I am on medication but the medication is not effective because my blood has not stopped for even one day. It keeps coming every time I go to pass stool and at times my stool has blood in it too. My stom...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, the peptic ulcer disease often presents with upper abdominal pain. It does not present with per rectal bleeding unless some once has a brisk and huge amount of bleeding ulcers with the stomach or small bowel. And the color of stools often appears dark tarry b...  Read Full »

Are there any home remedies for blood in stools with constipation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 22 years old and I have a problem of blood in the stool for two days. I do not feel pain and any other symptoms but sometimes constipation exist and my long toilet interval is once every two days (most common). Sometimes rarely on every day or three days interval. Are there any...  Read Full »

Dr. Karanrajsinh H. Raol

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Constipation is very common due to the active lifestyle considering your age and history. The blood in stools can be due to chronic constipation. As it does not pain while you pass stool it confirms constipation. To prevent constipation you should drink more water, ...  Read Full »

Will fleshy lobe in anal area be the reason for pain while passing stools and sitting?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old male with no past medical history. I have been facing pain while passing stool. The pain ceases after a few hours. But, it comes again if I sit for a longer duration. Sometimes, I see small strips of blood on the stool. I have been sitting in warm water and keeping...  Read Full »

Dr. Chirag Doshi

General Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As I can know from your history that you are suffering from pain while passing stool and also blood in the stool you have noticed. I have diagnosed your problem, it looks from your photographs although it is not very clear that you are suffering from anal fissure. Ma...  Read Full »

What causes bleeding during bowel movements?

Query: Having blood with bowel movements, this has been occurring for the last 5 days with a consistent bleed, some bowel movements have a heavier bleed and i have a wipe there is an excessive amount of blood. The bleeding only occurs during my bowel movements. I am not feeling lightheaded/dizzy, nauseous ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to icliniq. I can understand you might have terrible time because of your condition. The quantity of blood is very important to understand before a list of diagnosis can be made. Since you said it is heavier, and that all started 5 days back, it seem most commonly due to acute...  Read Full »

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