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Have blood in stools. When squeezed rolls up like ball. What could be the cause?

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I have had bloody XXXXXXX colored stools for 2Yrs . Theyre soft and sticky. The blood, when swueezed with my finger, doesnt really smear, just rolls up in a ball. Sometimed it smears bright red
Posted Mon, 15 Jul 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Charles S Narasi 8 hours later
Thank you for contacting XXXXXXX with your question. I am a little
concerned that you have had blood in the stools for two years.
The fact that the blood rolls up into a ball , to me it indicates
some degree of mucus and clot mixed with it. If you have had
severe constipation of chronic nature , your XXXXXXX hemorrhoids
could be problematic. However , if you are experiencing semi soft
or watery stools , we have to think about Inflammatory Bowel
Disease such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's colitis.
If you have a family history of one of these , you should be tested
for this. There are special blood tests (Markers) and you also need x-ray
and endoscopic studies to rule that out.
You are close to fifty years of age and if you have not had a colonoscopy
you should get one with the kind of symptoms you are having.
Please contact your doctor and discuss with him or her above mentioned
possibilities and take appropriate measures.
I wish you the very best.
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Follow-up: Have blood in stools. When squeezed rolls up like ball. What could be the cause? 4 days later
Thank you doctor. I have a question on the matter rolling into a ball instead of staining the toliet paper. Wouldnt blood stain the paper ? Also, my stools have whitish pod like objects in them with thin stools .
Answered by Dr. Charles S Narasi 6 hours later
Hello, XXXXX
You probably see a dark stain on the toilet paper if it is
altered blood. As to the white objects , I cannot for sure
say what they might be. Sometimes, seeds like XXXXXXX seeds
in the bread or flack seeds may show up in the stool. I doubt
whether they are parasites like whip worm.
Hope you follow through with your doctor .
I wish you well.
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