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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Are there any home remedies for the small lump in my anus?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female. Last week, I suddenly saw blood in my stool, and I have a small lump in my anus. I consulted a doctor, and she gave me Dulcoflex and an ointment. It was fine for 10 days, but now again I feel that lump and saw blood in the stool. What could be the reason? Ar...  Read Full »


Dr. Aastha Midha Likhyani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is anal fissure, and that lump is an anal tag. I suggest you try doing the following: Drink plenty of fluids. Consume lots of green leafy vegetables. Sit in warm water three times a day for fifteen days. Apply Lox 2 % gel (Lidocaine) after sitting in warm w...  Read Full »

I have pain in my anal region for the past one month. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having pain in my anal region for past one month. After passing stools, the pain starts and prolongs the entire day. During night, there is no pain. The presence of blood in stool is negligible. I cannot sit properly, and I cannot drive a bike. Kindly suggest a solution for the ...  Read Full »


Dr. N Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. For a better assessment of your condition, kindly share further information asked below: 1. Do you have pain in the anal region while passing stool? 2. Is your stool (motion) hard to pass? 3. Any p...  Read Full »

What causes mucous in stool and abnormal bowel movements in children?

Query: Hi doctor, My 3.5 year old daughter has irregular bowel movements with a recent problem of mucus in stool. Earlier also, she did not poop regularly. I use laxative when she does not poop for two to three days consecutively. Recently, she has a problem of mucus in her stool for approximately a month...  Read Full »


Dr. Payas Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Does she pass hard stools or normal stools with irregularity? Any history of blood in stools? Does she also complain of pain during defecation around the anal area? Has she ever passed stools in bulk sometime? Did you get her thyroid profile done? Does she have any o...  Read Full »

What causes blood in stool?

Query: Hello doctor, For the last three days, I have noticed blood in the stools. It is not noticeable at first until the stool starts to separate. It is not thick mucousy, but it is red and mimics blood. I do not have any pain or strain.  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blood in stool, always calls for a detailed evaluation. Basic investigations, including stool examination, is necessary to confirm it is actually blood and nothing else. Next, blood investigations are to be done to find out its correlation. The most important step is t...  Read Full »

Will taking Magnesium for a long duration leads to the development of laxative dependent bowel movement?

Query: Hello doctor, I am contacting you regarding my bowel issues. About five years ago, I began taking moderate to high doses of Magnesium to ease my heart palpitations. This caused my stools to be very loose and easy to pass. I would normally have 2 to 3 bowel movements a day. Beginning last year, I st...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Magnesium dependency looks unlikely. Magnesium, being a laxative, helped your pre-existing condition. The symptoms you have mentioned point towards IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). This is constipation-predominant IBS. In constipation-predominant IBS, you may develop SR...  Read Full »

How to get rid of pain, infection, and fever caused by piles?

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from piles from nearly about a year. Suddenly yesterday, I felt pain around my anus, and I had 101 F fever. I saw that there is an infection around my anus.  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to icliniq.com. What do you mean to say by piles? Is it painless bright red blood in stools? How do you know it is an infection? Do you have constipation? For an advice specific to your problem, please upload the past medical records and a detailed evolution of your sympto...  Read Full »

Will ayurveda cure the problem of blood in stool?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38 year old male, who weighs 85 kg, and I am 5.11 feet tall. I had a problem with blood in stool a year ago, which got cured after I took medicines. But nowdays, I have been seeing blood in my stool again. I do not have any problem like itching, pain, etc. I feel it very diffic...  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query. According to your height and weight, your BMI (body mass index) is 26.23. Normal BMI should ranges between 18.5 to 24.9. So first of all, you need to reduce some weight. Blood while passing stool may have many reasons. But most common ...  Read Full »

Why do I have constipation and diarrhea alternatively?

Query: Hello doctor, I had diarrhea two years back, and since then I had gastrointestinal problems. But, I never had mucous or blood in the stools, so I thought it is because of IBS and did not take any medication. My stool test reports showed no signs of parasites or any other organisms in the stools. Lat...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks a lot for the detailed description of your problem. I think you have the following issues. The blood in stools that you are describing appears to originate from some disease in your rectum or sigmoid part of your large intestine. Few drops of painless blood in sto...  Read Full »

What does having loose stool and blood on the toilet paper mean?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 29-years-old male, and I am diagnosed with mild myotonic dystrophy type 2 in the past, but I do not have any symptoms. Furthermore, I was diagnosed with a small rare borderline malignancy called "superficial CD34 fibroblastic tumor" on my left arm four months ago. I had wide excisi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep V Nair

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.The biopsy reports do not suggest lymphoma (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). They have done a test called immunohistochemistry, in which they found the cells were negative for INSM 1 (Insulinoma-associated protein 1), which is a marker for a neuroen...  Read Full »

How to treat blood in stools and bloating in ayurveda?

Query: Hi doctor,My abdomen has been hurting for the past three weeks. Just before that, I had bright red blood in stool, which often comes and goes every six months or so. I also have a sharp pain on right hip and very feel sore under right rib area. It hurts when I press around the lower abdomen and feel...  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query. All the symptoms you have mentioned here and specially the bright red blood (bright red colour is indicative of fresh blood) may be due to ulcer bleed or bleeding due to some other reason in digestive tract or may have some other reason that requir...  Read Full »

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