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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I have pain and bleeding while passing stools. Could it be due to the lump near my anus?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old male and my weight is 75 kilograms. I am having pain while passing stools for the last one month and in the last 30 days, two to three times there was blood. When I checked I found a mole or lump type of thing just beside my anus. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. The mentioned symptoms should not be neglected. I suggest you to check your rectal examination to rule out the possible organic cause. You are mentioning a mass or lump in the anus, so your proctoscopy examination should be done which is an ...  Read Full »

I am undergoing treatment for chronic anal fissures. How to overcome blood in my stools and sharp pain in my anal region that reoccurs?

Query: Hello doctor, I have got chronic anal fissure. I have started Anobliss cream and sitz bath. Sometimes I still get blood in my stools and also get a sharp pain in my anal region. I got this problem a few months back and it resolved by itself, now again I got it and this time it is very painful. It ap...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing chronic anal fissures. I suggest you to follow a few instructions mentioned below: Continue to use the Anobliss cream as prescribed by your doctor. This cream contains lidocaine, which is a local ...  Read Full »

What causes mucus and blood in stools?

Query: Hi doctor, When I am using the restroom, I saw bloody mucus in my stool. What does it mean? Recently, I suffered with diarrhea and black stools. I had treatment for diarrhea and having bloody mucus in stools. Currently, I am taking gastric tablets and medicines to control diarrhea.  Read Full »

Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern and worry about the severity of the situation. Loose stool along with increased frequency of stool (6 to7 times per day), mucus and occasional episodes of bleeding suggest inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease)...  Read Full »

Why do I have blood in stool?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old male, and I was suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) before a year. After taking medications, my condition got better. So I stopped taking medicines, and I took Pantop-D (Pantoprazole) only for the gas relief. Before a month, I developed a fungal infection i...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are two causes for the blood in the stool. The reason can be due to infection and reactivation of inflammatory bowel disease. In such condition, we should treat the infection first. The common infection seen is bacterial, sometimes viral infection may also occur lik...  Read Full »

I am a 37-year-old male have been experiencing loose stools and some blood spotting after a holiday trip. Is this a travel tummy or any other problem?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37-year-old male who has recently been experiencing gastro issues. We have spent four weeks on holiday and I have had loose stools regularly, one bout of constipation, and some blood spotting on the toilet paper. I have never had the most regular bowels, with loose stool occurring ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Apparently, it looks like you have some stomach infection causing gaseous problems, constipation, and loose stools off and on. In such a case scenario, I prefer to prescribe the following course of medication. 1. A combination of Pantoprazole and Domperidone once dail...  Read Full »

My 3-month-old baby had diarrhea for a week, and now there is blood in her stools. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a mother and want to ask about my baby's health. She is three months old. She has had diarrhea for six to seven days, but now there is blood in her poop. I want to ask what is the reason behind. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. The child likely has some infection if there is blood in the stools. On the other hand, please note that it is normal for children under six months to pass stools 10 to 20 times a day or once in 2 to 3 days. Both ar...  Read Full »

I have stomach bloating and blood in my stools every day. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am having gastric problems. I feel like my stomach is bloating, and I suffer from blood in my stools daily. Please help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Blood in stool is not normal, and there can be the possibility of infective etiology like colitis. Kindly mention whether you have fresh blood or brownish blood in your stool. Your stool routine microscopic examination should be done to check for any pus cells, bact...  Read Full »

I have noticed blood in my stool. Please help

Query: Hi doctor, I have blood in my stool. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Jagdish Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. At this age, the blood in the stool is mostly due to piles. Please answer the following questions, so that I can guide you accordingly. 1. Is your stool hard, normal, or loose? 2. Is there any pain or swelling in th...  Read Full »

My wife could notice blood in her stools.Could you please advise us with proper guidance?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife (age 33 years) has been suffering from piles related issues since last 10 years. It occurred after her delivery (in 2003) and was harmless at that time. We are having an eleven year old daughter. Recently she started experiencing pain and itching while going to toilet. Also sh...  Read Full »

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It seems like your wife has second degree hemorrhoids which has also led to her fissure. The good news is that it can be managed medically. The first line of management is medical management. Itching is a very common manifestation, which is a...  Read Full »

I found blood in my stool. Is it a sign of bowel cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old woman. I found blood in my stool this morning, for the first time in life. I am sure that is not period. Is it a sign of bowel cancer?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I assure you not to worry a lot as things can be settled with proper care and follow up. There are some reasons for fresh blood in stools, with stools, before or after stools other than menstrual blood.First of all, it may be hemorrhoids. You may have felt some dilated...  Read Full »

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