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.. I'm 17 years old and about 260Ibs so I'm a big guy.. I hate discussing things like this but I've always had quite large stools and also think I may have IBS (my mother has that and our symptoms are similar in that area) but recently after a large stool I noticed some (not an extreme amount) bri...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Gupta

Criticalcare Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, You have haemorrhoids (piles). It can happen due to chronic constipation like in ur case. Avoid oily fried and outside food. Drink more water. Eat high fibre diet like green leafy vegetables and fruits. Daily exercise for 30 min. Reduce weight by strict diet and daily exercise. Avoid straining ...  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 »

Can anal fissure recur every time you pass hard stools?

Query: Hi doctor, I see blood in the stool or sometimes on the surface of the stool or in toilet paper, which is on and off. I do not have pain any longer, but I guess you can say I have a mild burning after passing significant fecal matter. I was wondering if anal fissures could repeat themselves wheneve...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing to me, and I am concerned about you. Yes, if there is a fissure doctor can see it by colonoscopy or rectal examination. Most of the time, reasons for such fissures are iron deficiency or constipation. When a person has constipation, it leads to con...  Read Full »

I noticed blood in middle of stool. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, From the last few days and sometimes, not regular, I noticed blood in middle of stool. Reasons I do not know. I am a vegetarian, do not drink coffee or any tea. Since a long time, I am suffering from joints problem. One doctor says it is gout but always my uric acid level is low. But...  Read Full »

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your complaints carefully and got your issues. You have two major complaints, bleeding per rectum and joints pain. I would like to explain it. In case of bleeding per rectum when it comes before defecation indicates hemorrhoids, however, after defecation ind...  Read Full »

What to do about on and off rectal bleeding?

Query: Hi, I’ve been having rectal bleeding for about a month now, on and off. A month and a half ago I had acolonoscopy for s completely unrelated reason. It was negative and the doctor said I don’t have any polyps whatsoever. After the colonoscopy, though, I had a hard time going to the bathroom and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to icliniq. Well the symptoms complex and trend the symptoms has appeared suggest that you probably have developed some tear in the anal canal while colonoscopy, or developed severe bout of constipation and lead to development of anal tear after you probably strain enough at po...  Read Full »

Does cow's milk allergy cause blood in stools and high eosinophils?

Query: My 5 month old baby girl has been showing blood in the stools for the past 75 days. We already went to 3 different gastro pediatricians, who all tend to say is cow milk allergy. My baby is exclusively breastfed. Up to now she has never presented any other symptons. Very calm, regular weight, regul...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: The high number of eosinophils do indicate cows milk protein allergy. You will need to start the child on soy based formula and observe. The child needs to be on only the soy formula and nothing else. This should be done for 2 weeks atleast and the baby should be observed for any changes in the bloo...  Read Full »

Can blood in your stools and feeling dizzy and weak be signs of colon or anal cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old female and have inconsistent feces consistency (soft or very soft or watery) for about a week and a half. It is like diarrhea. But today, I found bright red blood along with my poop. I have menstruation, and today is my third day, and the flow is not so heavy. I tried ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Bacteria or protozoa cause this kind of diarrhea, and the dizziness you are feeling is because you lost lots of fluids because of the dehydration, feeling weak and dizzy. And blood can be due to ulcers in the stomach. Was there a lot of blood in the stool? To treat diarrh...  Read Full »

Can pancreatitis cause blood and mucus in stools?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having mucus and bloody stools. The mucus has been occurring for about 10 months, and the bleeding began about one month ago. I have issues with my pancreas for which I am taking Creon, and I had my gallbladder removed due to gallstones seven months ago. I am a 24-year-old female...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can imagine that you must be very upset about your bleeding issue, on the background of pancreatitis problem. You are through pretty tough time, I can imagine that. Well, the post-meal pain seem to be due to pancreatic related. With recurrent pancreatitis, the cal...  Read Full »

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