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Frank blood while passing stools, dark red in color, no pain, headaches. What are the causes and solutions for this?

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There is blood in the stool. The blood is dark red, not pink, no pain and did experience a little lite headedness this morning.
Just want to be able to go through T'day before heading to the doctor.
What can I do?
Posted Mon, 30 Apr 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 54 minutes later

Thanks for your query.
XXXXXXX blood in the stool is a common presentation of conditions involving lesions or injuries in the terminal part of the colon or in the rectum.

Commonest cause being hemmhoroids , fissures , ulcers or polyps.The exact cause can be made out after a per rectal digital examination or with a Proctoscope.

I suggest you to consult a proctologist and get examined to know the exact cause for the same.

Meanwhile avoid consuming hard foods and straining at stool , do consume laxatives with advice by your treating doctor which will ensure easy emptying of the rectum causing less or no bleed.

Hope I have answered your query. Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.

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