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What Causes Blood In Stool?

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Posted on Wed, 19 Oct 2016
Question: For the past couple of years if I strain to poop I see a tiny dot or two of blood. If I jog I can see it as well. That area is itchy often as well. I am assuming if it has been a few years I probably would have noticed other symptoms by now if it were more serious and my CBC comes back good but I just want to make sure I shouldn't be concerned. I figured it was just a fissure or hemorrhoid but a friend just died of colon cancer at 34 so I want to make sure.
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Answered by Dr. Geeta Sundar (17 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Hi, a spotting of blood on straining or passing stools

Detailed Answer:
Hi, a spotting of blood on straining or passing stools along with itching is probably a haemoorhoid. I would suggest a local cream with calcium channel blocker like Cremagel, and another cream containing lidocaine and a steroid-- like anovate along with a stool softener like psyllium husk in soluble form to be taken at night. Try this for a fortnight. But I notice that you also have to go to the toilet after every meal. So it may be a good idea to get a colonoscopy done. You are welcome to revert back. But if you find improvement you can indicate so. Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Geeta Sundar (6 hours later)
You notice i have to go to the bathroom after every meal? Where do you notice that? I have a bowel movement like twice a day. Once in the morning and then maybe again throughout the day depending
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Answered by Dr. Geeta Sundar (8 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Hi, I got that from one of your previous consultations

Detailed Answer:
Hi, I got that from one of your previous consultations with another doctor on this forum answered in September 2015. Maybe it has been improved now.

Let me know if you've any further queries

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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What Causes Blood In Stool?

Brief Answer: Hi, a spotting of blood on straining or passing stools Detailed Answer: Hi, a spotting of blood on straining or passing stools along with itching is probably a haemoorhoid. I would suggest a local cream with calcium channel blocker like Cremagel, and another cream containing lidocaine and a steroid-- like anovate along with a stool softener like psyllium husk in soluble form to be taken at night. Try this for a fortnight. But I notice that you also have to go to the toilet after every meal. So it may be a good idea to get a colonoscopy done. You are welcome to revert back. But if you find improvement you can indicate so. Regards