Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
137 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What is the cause of blood in stools ?

Hello, my husband has been having blood in his stool for some months now and is wondering what this could mean, he thinks piles or hemorroids but I am worried it could be something more serious, Mrs XXXXX
Tue, 10 Apr 2012
Report Abuse
Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon 's  Response
Dear Mrs XXXXX,

Yes it is possible that he may have piles if the blood as you say which is coming out is red / fresh and not black,but the important thing here is an examination of your husband called proctoscopy by a qualified surgeon. It will help in ruling out other serious conditions like cancer.

Dr XXXXXX
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Hi, I m 24 yo male and I suffer from type 2 diabetes. For the last month or so, my blood sugar levels have been 12m/mmol and above, once peaking at...

Recent questions on  Blood bank

doctor1 MD

Yes, my girlfriend has been on her period for an long time now with changes in the flow and amount of blood , one day she would have alittle brown...

doctor1 MD

my periods were expected on 18th of jan,2013 .but i didn t have any thing tehn on 19th just a drop of blood came then on 21st again some 1-2 drops...

doctor1 MD

what is moving in my arm? I donated blood last thursday, since then when i move my arm after it has been sitting in the same spot for a while i can...

doctor1 MD

Hi im mandie i m 27 and i just got married a few weeks ago and ive had my periods for 20 yrs when i started at the early age of 7 all periods were...