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What Does Blood In Stool Indicate?

Hi doc. Yesterday I did number 2 and I saw blood around the stool. Today I when again and I took one and sliced it up, again a around stool but not inside. Im very scared and don t want to go through that hell again. Four yys ago I had prostate cancer stage two and my screening has come back negative.
Fri, 16 Dec 2016
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Hello and thank you for asking HCM.

I have read your symptoms and i understand your concerns.

One of the main reasons for presence of blood in the stools,especially around it and not mixed with the stools are hemorrhoids. If i was your caring doctor i would do a digital rectum exam to check for hemorrhoids. If this test is negative,than would recommend a colonoscopy to check your colon for any of these problems:
-polip of colon
-arterial-venous malformation
-tumor of colon
-diverticul of colon

I suggest you check up with your family doctor to do the digital rectal exam to check for hemorrhoids, and if needed consult a surgeon for the surgery. If the reason are not the hemorrhoids,than you need to consult a gastroenterologyst, do an ultrasound of your abdomen ,a colonoscopy and blood tests.

Meanwhile i suggest you have this diet to help you soften the stools. If the cause are the hemorrhoids,it will help with the symptom of bleeding.
-have plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables
-whole Grains that are rich in fibers foods include oatmeal, 100-percent whole-grain breads and cold cereals ect
-drink plenty of fluids

If you have any other question,feel free to contact me.

Dr.Endri Katro
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What Does Blood In Stool Indicate?

Hello and thank you for asking HCM. I have read your symptoms and i understand your concerns. One of the main reasons for presence of blood in the stools,especially around it and not mixed with the stools are hemorrhoids. If i was your caring doctor i would do a digital rectum exam to check for hemorrhoids. If this test is negative,than would recommend a colonoscopy to check your colon for any of these problems: -polip of colon -arterial-venous malformation -tumor of colon -diverticul of colon I suggest you check up with your family doctor to do the digital rectal exam to check for hemorrhoids, and if needed consult a surgeon for the surgery. If the reason are not the hemorrhoids,than you need to consult a gastroenterologyst, do an ultrasound of your abdomen ,a colonoscopy and blood tests. Meanwhile i suggest you have this diet to help you soften the stools. If the cause are the hemorrhoids,it will help with the symptom of bleeding. -have plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables -whole Grains that are rich in fibers foods include oatmeal, 100-percent whole-grain breads and cold cereals ect -drink plenty of fluids If you have any other question,feel free to contact me. Dr.Endri Katro