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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 am concerned about continuing weightlifting and exercising as I noticed blood in my stools. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Two years ago I had blood in my stool. Colonoscopy came back clear, except for internal hemorrhoids. Had them banded one year ago. I could see no issues after that. Six months ago, I started weightlifting with a tonal. Last week I lifted too heavy and with bad form and had some blood i...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I am reviewing your case history in detail and will get back to you in a while. Kindly respond once you will get my detailed answer to your query. Regards.  Read Full »

I noticed changes in bowel movements after I have been diagnosed with internal hemorrhoids. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 23-year-old male. I saw a change in bowel movement has happened since being diagnosed with internal hemorrhoids one month ago. I want to make sure this is just hemorrhoids, nothing more serious. I use the restroom to have a bowel movement two times a day. I saw my internal medicine ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I am reviewing your case history in detail and the attached file (the attachment is hidden to protect the patient's identity) and will get back to you in a while. Kindly respond after getting my detailed answer. Hope this helps. Regards.  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor,My 5-month-old baby girl is having blood in her stools for the past 75 days. We have consulted three different gastropediatricians and they told me that she is having a cow milk allergy. My baby is getting breastfeeding exclusively. She does not have any other symptoms. She is very calm, h...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to A high number of eosinophils can occur due to cow's milk protein allergy. You need to start giving soy-based formula to your child. The child needs to take only soy formula. This has to be followed for atleast two weeks and observe the baby for having any changes in...  Read Full »

Is it normal for a 3-year-old to pass stools once in 3 to 4 days?

Query: Hi doctor,My daughter is going to be 3 years old. She is not passing stool on daily basis. She passes stool with a gap of three to four days. She has difficulty in passing stools with this time gap. Sometimes, she gets rashes and slight blood stains in her potty. We are giving lots of water to drink...  Read Full »

Dr. Samir Bhatia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand the concern of your child regarding constipation. Try to include high fiber in her diet. Avoid giving milk at night. You can start giving Lactulose syrup 5 ml 12 hourly. It helps a lot. Please mention the weight of your child. Please mention whether she...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is 2 years old and weighs about 25.79 lbs. 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. Nagasirisha Naredla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

I have an existing pain from my pelvis down to my foot that affects my spine too. Also, I noticed blood clots in my stool. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have an existing pain from my pelvis down to my foot and sometimes it affects my spine too. I also noticed blood clots in my stool. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am sorry to hear about how you are feeling. I am sure you must be worried about seeing blood clots from your anal region. For a check-up, definitely need a colonoscopy to understand why did you pass a blood clot, you are going to be fine do not worry the science is...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing constipation for the past week with the presence of blood in the stool. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing constipation since past one week. I noticed constipation three days before my period started, and now that my period has ended, I am still constipated. Interestingly, I did not have any issues during my period, as I regularly went to the bathroom. However, when...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Firstly, I would like to inform you that chronic constipation or hard stools can lead to rectal bleeding, and there are two possible causes, hemorrhoids or anal fissures. Anal fissures are usually painful and can cause str...  Read Full »

I am so worried thinking that the blood in my stool is due to internal bleeding. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Three weeks ago, I tested positive for COVID-19. I am almost recovered now. Today for the first time, I spotted blood in my stool. So I am worried, is the blood in my stool due to internal bleeding? As I took Paracetamol for so many days, is it due to piles? I took a lot of medicines d...  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the picture provided by you (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and it looks like the condition is due to hemorrhoids, and it does not look like a case of internal bleeding. You can continue taking Zinc and Vitamin C, as they are not c...  Read Full »

I started seeing fresh blood after passing a stool the previous week. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45 years old male. I am 5 feet 8 inches in height and 160 lbs in weight. I started seeing fresh blood after passing a stool the previous week. After two days, I had mild diarrhea three times a day and again today. I have had this intermittently for over ten years, my doctor ordered...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Bansari

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have reviewed your concerns thoroughly. It looks like some local pathology in your anal area. The most common causes are anal fissures and hemorrhoids. I suggest you follow the instructions:1. Take plenty of water.2. Chew food well.3. Avoid spices.4. Do not push over f...  Read Full »

I am anemic even after taking iron supplements. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a history of anemia. I have been taking iron supplements prescribed by my doctor for the past few months. After a while, I had an appointment, and my doctor said that I am still very anemic. A few years ago, I had an eating problem. I was overeating, but I did not gain weight. Is t...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you are taking supplements regularly, it's important to consider whether you truly have iron deficiency anemia or if there might be ongoing blood loss, such as through menstruation or in your stools. The first step should be to undergo a peripheral smear test and seru...  Read Full »

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