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Blood loss occurs when blood leaks out from damaged blood vessels. Rapid blood loss can make you feel dizzy and can also lead to hypovolemic shock. Excessive blood loss puts an individual at risk for developing heart attack, stroke, or death.

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I have periodic blood in my stool. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have periodic blood coming out of my stool once a month for the last one year. It is very periodic and is not regular. Along with that, I recently developed frequent indigestion and stomach burning sensation. I do have a history of gastric issues though. Now, I am really confused if I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern as bleeding along with stool (bleeding per rectum) is a major concern for any individual. Do not worry much as there are more noncancerous causes of bleeding per rectum than cancerous causes in your age group. So, you need thorough investi...  Read Full »

I have observed blood in my stool for the past week. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed some bleeding in my stool from last week. I consulted a private GP (general practitioner), and he examined the rectal area but could not find anything. He also did a stomach exam and could not find anything. He said it was reassuring that my blood count was normal. I di...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. Yes, external hemorrhoids could be the reason for blood in the stool, and you have mentioned chronic constipation as well. Chronic constipation aggravates such a condition and even causes anal fissure. Do ...  Read Full »

I have blood in my stools. Is it a cause for concern?

Query: Hi doctor, I am facing an embarrassing problem. Since last two weeks, I feel like going to the toilet more than once, while usually I do it only once in the morning. Also, I am a bit uncomfortable as all day it feels like I have not cleared my bowel activities for the day. Recently, about four days ...  Read Full »

Dr. Erioli Braholli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I'm sorry to hear about your concerns regarding bleeding during bowel movements. It is essential to consider several potential causes for this symptom. The most likely issue in your case could be an Anal fissure, which is often associated with pain and hard stools. Medic...  Read Full »

What is the reason of my father's stomach pain?

Query: Hi doctor, For several years my father is suffering from stomach pain. His problem includes blood in stool and pain in left side abdomen area. He has taken ayurveda, homeopathy as well as allopathy medicines, but nothing has benefitted. We did test like endoscopy, but some doctors said it is due to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nageswara Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to With your symptoms, there is a possibility of colitis, which may be due to inflammatory (inflammatory bowel disease) or infections, diverticulitis, or piles (hemorrhoids) may be there. Malignancy has to be ruled out as well. Stool examination for microscopy and cultur...  Read Full »

I am passing blood in my stools. What could it be?

Query: Hi doctor, My query is that whether I am suffering from piles or it is some other problem. I have attached images for reference. For almost 10 days, I am passing blood in my stool. It is not much in quantity, but still, it is there. I was on Isotretinoin cycles for 10 to 12 weeks to cure my acne pro...  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Hassan Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The provided images do not reveal the presence of external piles; however, it's important to note that early stages of piles may not be externally visible. The occurrence of red-colored blood in stools suggests bleeding originating from the lower part of the digestive tr...  Read Full »

I am 18 years old having bloody stools. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. I am not on any drugs. I am bleeding from my anal and it is also in my stool. What shall I do?   Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. If you are experiencing bleeding from your anus and it is also present in your stool, it is important to seek medical attention promptly. Bleeding from the rectum or blood in stool can be caused by various factors, includin...  Read Full »

Can anal fissures or blood in the stool indicate cancer?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 31-year-old and currently breastfeeding my 11-month-old baby. Blood in my stool started after a hard stool, and then I checked with the doctor, and he told me it was a fissure. Then I used cremaffin, and it went away and again started last month. A few days back, I went to the docto...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have reviewed your attached images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). A few more details need to be sent. Is the blood mixed with stools, or is it fresh blood streaks in stools? The description is likely secondary to a...  Read Full »

My mother underwent blood tests. Please review her reports.

Query: Hello doctor, Kindly evaluate my mother's blood test report. The RDW is 14.6. How can we interpret the value of RDW? She is on Nebicart 5 mg, Matilda Forte, Calright, and Caat 20 mg.  Read Full »

Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to RDW is nothing but red blood cell distribution width which signifies the size of red blood cells. Increase in RDW have two probable diagnosis and one is due to iron deficiency and the second is due to folate and B12 deficiency. Before to comment on diagnosis, I just ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for bright red blood in my stools?

Query: Hello doctor, I happened to pass a large, firm stool today. It hurt a bit and I was a little sore after it and the stool had bright red blood on the outside of it. I do have a small internal hemorrhoid that was spotted during a colonoscopy last year. Has the blood come from there, or is it a torn ve...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your health query and seen the photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The blood may have come either from a rupture of the small blood vessels due to hard stools or it may have been from the hemorrhoids. When a hard stool passes dow...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in my heart with low blood pressure?

Query: Hi doctor, I have low blood pressure and am suffering with low pain in the heart for the past two days.  Read Full »

Dr. Duaa Salem Alfituri Shubar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We define low blood pressure if the reading is lower than 90 mm Hg systolic or 60 mm Hg diastolic or if the patient has symptoms which are lightheadedness, dizziness, fainting, blurred vision or lack of concentration. These symptoms are most prominent when individuals g...  Read Full »

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