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 to do about on and off rectal bleeding?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having rectal bleeding on and off for a month. Before a month, I had a colonoscopy. The result was negative and the doctor told me that I do not have any polyps. After a colonoscopy, I started to have a hard time while going to the bathroom and my poops were very hard and strenuous....  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to your symptoms, you have developed some tear in the anal canal while colonoscopy or developed a severe bout of constipation leading to the development of anal tear. It is caused due to strain made during pooping. The anal tear can occur to anybody after ...  Read Full »

How to manage symptoms of piles?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is suffering from piles. She has bleeding during bowel movements with pain. She has bleeding every time while trying to pee with painful bowel movements. She is suffering from this issue for three days. She has pain while having bowel movements alone. Her stool is normal. She...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your mother can take capsule Tranxemic acid 1 mg twice daily for three days for stopping the bleeding. Please mention whether she has hemorrhoids alone. Hemorrhoids cause painless bleeding. An anal fissure is caused due to a breach in the lining of the anal canal. It ca...  Read Full »

Why am I having discomfort and bleeding during bowel movements?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old male. I experience anxiety and depression and have had flare-ups of iritis. I have been having tight anal muscles and discomfort and had some bleeding in bowel movement, which I went to the doctor and said was a fissure. I have also had a colonoscopy two years ago, whi...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Is this just a tightness in the area or actual pain? Does the pain come in the episode for a brief period of time or a continuous pain? The pain basically suggests anal fissure. While feeling spasm and/or pressure in the anal canal is entirely different, symptoms and...  Read Full »

Why is blood coming out while passing stools?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 48-year-old male. My height is 5 feet 3 inches, and my weight is 62 kg. For the past 24 hours, I have blood leakage before passing stools. It has happened five times. And I do not have pain or stomach ache during this. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Saumya Mittal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query. The passing of blood in stools could mean a couple of things. However, since I do not have a complete history, I can give you general guidelines. I would suggest you meet a surgeon immediately. One of the possibilities is that you have develope...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms and treatment for colorectal cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 64 years old. His weight is 52 kg. One week back, he underwent surgery and first chemotherapy for transverse colon cancer third stage. After chemotherapy, he is passing blood in the stool. Why is it so? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Pratik Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As he is post-operative, blood in the stool can occur because of fresh surgery. Consult the surgeon who operated on him and, if possible, do a colonoscopy to look at the origin of bleeding. If it is a minor bleed, they will cauterize it during a colonoscopy itself. If i...  Read Full »

What causes painless blood in stools?

Query: Hi doctor, I am not pooping every day. When I poop on the other day, I have blood. But I did not mind it. When I pooped earlier, I got blood again. Initially, I thought it as periods. On seeing the amount of blood, then I realized that it is coming from my butt. I do not have pain. What is the caus...  Read Full »

Dr. Balamurugan

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your symptoms are mostly caused due to internal hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoidal disease occurs as a result of inadequate fiber and water intake. Having a change in lifestyle and bathroom habits can help to have some relief from symptoms. I sugge...  Read Full »

What should I do to get relief from gas problems and blood in stool?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 24-year-old female with a weight of 91 kilograms and a height of five feet. I had two abortions and still, I do not have a baby. Yesterday, I had some blood in my stool at night. Before few months, I had gas problems. Usually, gas comes many times in a day. I feel like gas is stored...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Gas problem occurs commonly in patients with overweight to obese. As your weight is high beyond normal and this causes health consequences definitely in you. Blood in stool is an alarming one and it requires a thorough examination of the bottom. The possible causes ...  Read Full »

Is surgery necessary for anal fissure?

Query: Hi doctor,I have pain while passing stools and I have blood along with it. Sometimes, I have many blood spots on my stool. I consulted a doctor and did a physical examination. He told me that I have an anal fissure. He suggested me to take GTN 0.2% and tablet Brixen. If there is no relief in ten day...  Read Full »

Dr. Lalit Bansal

General Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to An anal fissure is a cut in the anal passage. It occurs due to the passage of hard stools. It presents with pain and bleeding in ninety-nine percent of cases. Surgery is not required in most cases. But proper medicines and prevention are necessary to be taken. I sug...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for pain in anus and blood loss.

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain in my anus with difficulty in passing stools. I have a huge amount of blood loss.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all, try to reduce your weight. Most of the time, obesity causes problems. Bleeding while passing stools can occur secondary to anal fissure, hemorrhoids, and rectal ulcer due to difficult defecation. I need to know more about your symptoms for better clari...  Read Full »

How to get rid of external piles?

Query: Hi doctor, I have blood in my stool without pain. I am suffering from external piles. But there is no itching and pain. I am having blood going regularly in my stool for a week.   Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to External hemorrhoid causes bleeding and pain when they get enlarged. It occurs secondary to constipation producing abnormal pressure over the anus causing swelling of piles. The definite therapy is surgery and having lifestyle modification helps to control hemorrhoids. ...  Read Full »

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