What causes a small pin sized spec of blood in the stool?
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Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific.
Noted the history, seen the photos and understood your concerns.
Please give additional information for me to assist you better:
Any other symptoms related to abdomen like pain, bloating, nausea or vomiting?
Was the blood fresh looking, attached to stool or came after passing stool?
Any pain in anal area?
Any swelling in anal area?
Any other information?
Have you got the stool tested or any other investigations?
Awaiting for your feedback in details.
As detailed below.
Thanks for your feedback and additional photo.
With the additional history you have provided, this looks to be a case of internal piles or hemorrhoids as the can streak the stool with small amount of blood. Fissure in ano causing blood on stool is usually has some pain or at least burning sensation.
Hence not much to worry about.
Please take following precautions:
Take high fiber diet and stool softeners if there are hard stools.
Avoid the foods and beverages that you know of causing constipation or hard stools.
Observe daily for stool.
Send the stool sample that contains the red spots for blood and occult blood, in fact for proper full test.
If the problem occurs insist for per-rectal digital examination and Ano-proctoscopy to see for the cause of blood in stool. You may even need colonoscopy if required.
I hope this answer helps you.
Please feel free to ask for further relevant queries if you feel that there is a gap of communication.
You are most welcome.
Thanks for your appreciation.
Difficult to say whether the stool has blood in the first pictures, hence the need to send such part of stool for test.
Stool tests are important.
I can understand your concerns.
The best way is to get the stool tests at multiple times and if the blood is present, we have to go for further tests/investigations as this then can be of a serious concerns.
Medical science depends upon the factual findings and needs to rule out the doubts for better.
I hope this answers your doubts.
Please get the stool tests and post the reports.
It is needed to confirm the blood and also to know the cause
Undigested food can be seen and noted differently.
True, you already know it.
Stool tests will give further additional information for the presence of blood and other problems if any like worms and so on.
As explained below.
No,This is not a sign of different type of digestion as the digestive juices are the same for whatever food you take.
The darker part becomes dark, harder and clumped together as there is more absorption of fluids/water from this part of stool.
The lighter softer indicates less absorption of water and hence remains smoother too.
Nothing specific to worry about.
I hope this answer helps you.
Was the affected part of stool picked up to do the test.
Thanks for your feedback.
Did you pick up the red part from the stool to do the test?
Many times it need multiple tests of stool and further investigations like colonoscopy to ''rule out'' any specific problem.
Stop eating anything like tomato that has redness or red skin.
Observe the stools daily.
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