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 are the symptoms of ruptured ovarian cyst?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old female and I weigh about 168 lbs. Seven months ago, I was in the ER with severe lower abdominal pain. I had blood work, abdominal x-ray, internal ultrasound, and an abdominal CT scan with contrast. They found that I had a ruptured cyst. However, for a couple of mont...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that the earlier severe abdominal pain might have been due to the rupture of an ovarian cyst, form which you have made a good recovery since. As you have already pointed out a change of location and with that, an erratic diet pattern, the focus should be o...  Read Full »

What causes blood in stool?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 37 years old. I had a problem with bleeding in stool, so I consulted a doctor and he said it is hemorrhoids. He gave me Sitcom 100 mg for one month. I have taken this medicine and blood is not coming now but I have constipation and I took organic psyllium but did not get any bene...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Child Health Specialist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Medical Gastroenterologist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In case of rectal bleeding, there are two possibilities, one is SRUS (solitary rectal ulcer syndrome), this is an ulcer formation in the rectum due to chronic constipation, this causes bleed. Another one is hemorrhoids. I think you have srus, that can be easily treat...  Read Full »

What is the possible cause of diarrhea with blood in stool?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old female. I have been having some symptoms for two years. It started with noticing some blood on the toilet paper, went to my GP and he said probably hemorrhoids nothing to worry about and then, I started having diarrhea with blood on the toilet paper again. Then I ...  Read Full »


Dr. A V Hussain Shihaz

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query in detail. A few details which could be helpful are, have you lost weight? Do you have anemia or any abdominal pain? Have you had a fecal calprotectin done? Apparently, your symptoms have been going on for close two years and specifica...  Read Full »

What causes pain in the anus with blood in stool?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain in anus on touching. I also notice blood in stools sometimes. I have attached images. Please check and guide me. Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it looks that you have internal hemorrhoids pr piles. I would like to know the following: 1. Since how long are you having these symptoms? 2. Do you suffer from constipation? 3. Is the blood fresh...  Read Full »

Will persistent abdominal pain with blood in stools be upper GI problem?

Query: ​Hello doctor, I have been seeing a PCP for a couple of years following my former doctor's retirement. I saw him last time for minor but persistent abdominal pain and blood in the stool which stopped after stopping low dose Aspirin three times a day for one week. He sent me for a CT which reveale...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the details that are posted. The causes for persistent pain in the left lower abdomen were not answered by PCP or your CT (computed tomography) abdomen. Normally if there is frank blood in stools we need to do proctoscopy or sigmoidoscopy or ...  Read Full »

Can cocaine cause blood in urine?

Query: Hello doctor, My step daughter who is eight years old had belly pain, blood in anus and urine. Her organic father is a drug addict; we think he gave her Cocaine to eat. Would there be symptoms of having Cocaine? Please guide.  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Patel

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concerns. Single dose of Cocaine cannot cause the side effects of blood in urine and stool. If taken for large period then it can lead to above symptoms. It can be stomach infection or blood abnormality as blood is present in both urine and stool....  Read Full »

What causes blood in stool?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from dysentery (not sure) from last couple of months. I found blood in my stool. So the doctor suggested to do colonoscopy test. Colonoscopy report says that there is one small papilla near anorectal junction, may be cause of the bleeding. The doctor gave me tablets and...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Frequent motions along with blood for weeks is not due to dysentry. Also a small papilla causing this amount of symptoms is very unlikely. So what else it could be? It can be inflammatory bowel disease, malignancy, chronic infections, tuberculosis. My advise is get stoo...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for blood in stool followed by slight fever and fatigue?

Query: Hello doctor, I had blood in my stool. I have not seen in the stools but in the toilet bowl. It is bright red in color, seen only for one day and I had a slight fever and fatigue for one day. Four months before the same symptom happened.  Read Full »


Dr. Kiran Anaparthi

Family Physician, HIV AIDS Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your condition is moreover a sign of hemorrhoids. Recent hard stools may because of frank blood in the bowl. Fever is due to sudden deranged bowel. It usually recovers quickly.  Read Full »

Please suggest a medicine for piles and a lump outside the anus.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a piles problem. I had blood in my stool for about one month, and now a lump is felt outside of my anus. I need some medication. Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. A V Hussain Shihaz

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your issue. It does not confirm that you have piles but, it could be most probably piles. Is it painful when it bleeds or not painful? Is the blood coated on stools or does it drip down, or blood mixed with stools and mucus? Do you have constipat...  Read Full »

Why is there no relief of passing green stools in a baby even after medicaton?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is 2 years old and weighs about 11.7 kg. Baby is frequently passing green stools with blood spots and mucus. We gave Metronidazole and Norfloxacin, Reflora-R, Biz-Pro, Zinconia for the last four days. But there is no relief. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sirisha

Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is dysentery by history. 1) It will take some more time to bring the symptoms down. 2) You can go for a stool culture to find out the organism responsible for it. That would give useful information as to which medicines would be effective. 3) Look for an alternati...  Read Full »

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