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What conditions are associated with blood in stool?

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Dr. Ramesh Kumar

Gastroenterologist

Practicing since :1986

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Posted on Tue, 29 May 2018 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: what's the difference between blood mixed with stool and blood on the stool
what are the conditions associated with both of them separately
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
No such difference.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for choosing HealthcareMagic for your query,
Have seen your query.
Dear patient as such clinically for a doctor blood mixed with stools or a layer of blood on stool does not make any difference.
However if there is a layer of fresh blood on surface of stools then it is suggestive of bleed from lower gastro intestinal tract like rectum anus while if black tarry stools are there then it could be upper gut bleed.
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar 26 minutes later
bright blood is mixed with the stool, can it be seen through naked eye
what are the conditions associated with it
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Follow up.

Detailed Answer:
hi again,
If blood is bright then bleeding site is from lower intestinal tract.
1)Hemorrhoids.
2)Anal fisdures or sinus.
3)Colorectal carcinoma
4)Diverticular disease.
As your age is 31 most likely it can be due to hemorrhoid.
Go for rectal examination by scope.
Regards!
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar 43 minutes later
it is followed by pain and hard stools ,
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 15 hours later
Brief Answer:
follow up.

Detailed Answer:
It can be hemorrhoid.
A proctoscopic examination should be done.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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