Q. I had blood in my stool followed by a slight fever and fatigue for one day. Why?

Answered by
Dr. Kiran Anaparthi
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 20, 2019 and last reviewed on: Nov 21, 2019

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.

Dr. Kiran Anaparthi

Family Physician HIV/AIDS Specialist


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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.

The Probable causes:

Hemorrhoids, fissure.

Investigations to be done:

Per rectal examination or Proctoscopy.

Probable diagnosis:


Treatment plan:

Surgery for removal of hemorrhoids.

Preventive measures:

Decrease weight, trunkal obesity and fibre rich food.

Regarding follow up:

Follow up for any pain or bleed.

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