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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 have been having diarrhea along with blood in my stools for the past week. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having diarrhea along with blood in stools for the past week. What could be the reason? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Diarrhea can often be caused by various factors such as changes in diet, food intolerances, infections, or certain medical conditions. It is important to stay hydrated and maintain proper nutrition during this time. Regarding the itching and discomfort in your buttock ...  Read Full »

I suffer from gastritis and noticed unusual red specks in my stool. What could they indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36-year-old Male. My height is 72 centimeters, and I weigh 294 pounds. I have diagnoses of gastritis, left calf DVT, generalized anxiety, and high blood pressure. I am taking Amlodipine, Eliquis, Lexapro, and Pantoprazole for stomach acid. I have been on Eliquis for three months. R...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for your consultation. I have reviewed your case history in detail, along with the medicine you are currently taking. I have also reviewed your stool picture (attachments removed for patient identity protection). Your stool color is normal, and the red speck...  Read Full »

I had constipation and tried to remove my stool with finger and ended up with blood on my finger. Is it normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had constipation for about a week and today I decided to try and help myself discard the stool with my finger but when I looked I had quite a bit of blood on my finger. Is that just because I should not be using my finger for such things or is there something wrong with me?  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for writing and I understand your concern. Yes, actually you should not have used fingers, due to fingernails there might be some injuries and due to that, only such bleeding occurred. So you should never do it again. For constipation, I would suggest you ta...  Read Full »

Does cookie dough cause infection when consumed raw?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old male, 5 feet 7 inches tall, and weigh 250 lb. I am severely agoraphobic and have panic disorder. I am on Effexor, Lorazepam, Abilify, Diltiazem, and Levothyroxine. Around Christmas, I ate a lot of raw cookie dough, and hours later, I had bright red blood and mucus in...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your case history in detail and attached images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) as well. You are on multiple medications related to your anxiety and panic attacks. You are overweight and have hypothyroidism on Thyroxine, so wor...  Read Full »

My infant gets blood in his stools when I consume cow milk. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I have an infant who is below six months old, weighs 16.09 Ibs, and height 2'17". He is exclusively breastfeeding. Two weeks before he had his second dose of the DTaP+polio vaccine and second dose of the rotavirus vaccine. Four days after the vaccination he had blood in his stools. On t...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Radheshyam Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query.I hope the baby is active and playful. As you have said, this could be cow's milk protein intolerance (CMPI). I suggest you exclude cow milk and other milk products from your diet. Continue exclusive breastfeeding till six months of age and i...  Read Full »

I have rectal bleeding after a bowel movement. What should I do next?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been bleeding from my rectum for about an hour after having a bowel movement. During the first five minutes, there was heavy bleeding. The blood is bright red and not thick. The motion was not painful or anything out of the ordinary for me. About a month ago, I had surgery in wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I can understand your concern. Sir, you should go to a nearby clinic and get an instant treatment done because the bleeding is continuous. So you might need intravenous (IV) fluids to replace the blood loss. Otherwise, your blood pressure w...  Read Full »

Wil Metronidazole and Ofloxacin cause blood in stools?

Query: Hi doctor,My son is 3 year 10 months old baby boy. We visited the pediatrician for his fever, loose motions, and cold. The doctor gave Rifaximin and Gutpro. But the diarrhea is not controlled. So we visited another doctor he gave Metronidazole and Ofloxacin combination. After that, bleeding is obser...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your worries and concerns. As per the limited information provided and you have mentioned that there is blood in the stool, it is dysentery, and it may be due to bacterial infection or other types of germs. Most important is to keep him well hyd...  Read Full »

Are bloody stool and abdominal pain suggestive of colon cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old female who is awaiting a colonoscopy. I was diagnosed with GI bleeding after having a history of blood in my stools. I had abdominal pain, diarrhea, loose ribbon-like stools, fatigue, and an unusual weight loss of around 23 pounds in two months. I am also experiencin...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I also appreciate your thorough explanation of symptoms. To begin with, as you are only 28 years old, your chances of developing cancer are extremely low. Your symptoms appear to be ulcerative colitis, which can only be conf...  Read Full »

Can long-term use of magnesium lead to laxative dependency?

Query: Hello doctor, I am contacting you regarding my bowel issues. About five years ago, I began taking moderate to high doses of Magnesium to ease my heart palpitations. This caused my stools to be very loose and easy to pass. I would normally have 2 to 3 bowel movements a day. Beginning last year, I sta...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Magnesium dependency looks unlikely. Magnesium, being a laxative, helped your pre-existing condition. The symptoms you have mentioned point towards IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). This is constipation-predominant IBS. In constipation-predominant IBS, you may develo...  Read Full »

How to manage blood in stool in a 28-year-old male?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-years-old male and I have blood in my stool. I know there is blood in my stool because the paper is red after I wipe. It is only a little bit, sometimes, the paper is deep red, and all I have to do is blot "the area," and it will still be deep red. This has been going on for qui...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I suggest you get physically examined and investigated to rule out any medical condition and treat it accordingly. Please attach proper reports, prescriptions, and medicines being taken currently. Please consult with your treating doctor, ...  Read Full »

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