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Blood in stool after eating foods containing high sugar concentration. Is it due to piles or hemorrhoids? Cancer?

Every now and then when I eat foods or take in drinks with high sugar concentration, I get blood in my stool . The blood colour is always pure red, just like the blood you get when you have a cut. As indicated, this happens once a while and sometimes 60 days can elapse without this experience. The last time I had it, I started the day taking porridge and sweetening it with some honey . In the afternoon after lunch I took a drink of Lucozade (energy sugar laden drink) and just before bed I eat a lot of sweet water melon. This condition has been with me for years. I am 64 years and one doctor said it could be due to piles or hemorrhoids . another assured me that since the blood was pure red it was unlikely that I have cancer . I will be going for further checks but in the mean time what do you think. Thanks
Asked On : Sat, 19 May 2012
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Dietitian & Nutritionist 's  Response
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

Your condition is called rectal bleeding/hematochezia. This bleeding can happen if there is any bleeding in the intestinal tract. Since you say the color is bright, it is possible there is internal bleeding towards the lower intestinal tract i.e rectum or anus. But, you should also be concerned if there is possible cancerous cells. With regards to diet, I am glad you have noticed that sweets do not work well with you. It may be because your Gastro intestinal tract is sensitive towards sugars and hence may be the resultant bleeding. Since you know it well, avoid sweets and foods that irritate the digestive tract such as fatty foods, heavy pastas, etc.
Please consult a doctor as soon as possible.

Good luck!!!
Answered: Sat, 19 May 2012
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