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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 pain, blood in stool, and pus in the rectum. Why?.

Query: Hi doctor, I noticed blood in my stool, and also, there was pain when I passed stools. I feel like there was pus in that area; however, I drank plenty of water, but still, it did not reduce the pain. I had the same issue a few days ago, but it stopped later. But then, after a while, I had to pass th...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Rectal bleeding should always be evaluated. As per your history, painful rectal bleeding can occur in anal fissures if you have a history of constipation or passing hard stools. So, I suggest you to follow the inst...  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 »

I have been having problems in passing stools, and sometimes my stools appear dark. What could be cause?

Query: Hi doctor, Last month, I had severe diarrhea. As usual, I went to the nearby doctor, who gave me antibiotics, and ORS. I got fine within 48 hours. Since the following day, I have had a new problem, which has been my situation for the last month until now. It starts with a very hard stool no matter h...  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern.Your problem is constipation after treatment for diarrhea with painful defecation and blood streaks. Painful defecation with blood streaks could be due to constipation or fissure. It would help if you were examined physically by a surgeon to rule...  Read Full »

Why do I get blood in my stool and suffer from hard stools?

Query: Hello doctor, Since the last two weeks, I am finding blood in stool when stool is hard and when I find hard to pass stool. It starts when I eat ginger or drink turmeric milk. Please suggest to me.  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You may be suffering from constipation with internal hemorrhoids or fissure in ano. You have to avoid spicy food, low fiber diet. Use high fiber diet with plenty of liquids. Use Metamucil or Benefiber for stool bulk formation. Do regular exercise and yoga. If symptom...  Read Full »

I am experiencing changes in bowel movements, gas, black specks in stool, changes in weight, and feeling fatigued. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been noticing some concerning changes in my bowel movements and overall health. Firstly, I have observed the presence of black specks or pieces in my stool for the past few weeks. Additionally, there are long stringy-like bits that vary in color, sometimes appearing white and ot...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. I am currently reviewing your case history and the attached files. I will get back to you shortly with further information and guidance. Thanks and regards.   Read Full »

I am experiencing bleeding and severe constipation. How can I overcome it?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been on vacation for about ten days. While wiping, I spotted a small amount of bright red blood on the toilet paper. I observed some blood on the wipes on and off over the next few days. I observed a bit more today, about the size of a fingernail mixed with some mucous. There is...  Read Full »

Dr. Jagdish Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. According to your symptoms, it appears that only hemorrhoids are worsened by firm stool. The treatment is to take laxatives to soften the feces. I also suggest you to follow these instruction: Avoid dishes with a lot o...  Read Full »

My 5-month-old baby girl weighs 11.35 pounds and has blood in stool occasionally. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor, My 5-month-old baby girl was 6.61 pounds while she was born. Now she is 11.35 pounds. We occasionally found blood in her stool. We occasionally give her formula feed. We have consult the doctor as well. Can you please suggest on how to increase the baby weight? Is blood in stool a cause f...  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I suggest you some tips you can consider: 1. Breastfeeding or Formula: Ensure that your baby is receiving adequate nutrition either through breastfeeding or formula feeding. If breastfeeding, ensure that your baby is latching properly and get...  Read Full »

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 »

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