Blood in stool

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Hey doc. Im 25, 250 pounds, and used to be a heavy drinker (rum/dietcoke) (7-10ish drinks a night through college and two years afterwards until now). Id take some days off and some more than others.

One morning on vacation I began drinking rum/coke after drinking all night. That night (July 2) I then noticed blood in my stool for the next three days (Friday night-Monday night). It wasnt really in the water as far as I could tell, just red on the tissue and stool. It was a normal red color like I cut my arm. Obviously the stool looked a little darker. I did not drink any and it went away to the visible eye. Three weeks afterwards I had 5-7 beers and noticed blood in my stool two mornings ater that night, though this time there did not appear to be as much. It went away after a day or so to the viable eye and I have checked daily for 2.5 months and have not seen any, nor have I had any alcohol since then.

I do not have any other abnormal symptoms that I am aware of. Im just really worried and can't sleep and Im hoping I dont have liver damage, and hopefully it was just dehydration or something. I no longer depend on alcohol for anxiety and have lost 40 pounds since then and want to start a new healthy life. I just want to get the worries out of my head first and/or treat my problem.

Thank you for the help. XXXXXXX

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Passing blood in stools with a strong history of alcohol intake is usually due to bleeding from gastric ulcers due to excessive acidity associated with alcohol intake. In such cases bright red blood is associated with black colored tarry stools.

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I went to the bathroom twice and there is a lot of bright red blood mixed with diareah, my stomach hurts a little bit more of a iritation. ive had it before but it was just on the tissue paper, this time its just a lot and im freaking out.
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Your query says that you notice XXXXXXX red blood in the stool.

Generally XXXXXXX red blood can appear if the problem is at the distal end like distal colon, the rectum or anus. The other causes can be higher if the blood leak is more than the digestible...
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For the past month I have had light colored diarrhea, on and off. Then things started getting back to normal about 10 days ago. Well last Sunday I started having lower back pain on my left side, my stool is back to normal but it is lighter then normal and today I noticed some blood when I wiped. I have been to the doctor for my back pain and did mention the diarrhea but he said if you have no fever and felt fine, and no blood then it should be ok. So now I noticed the blood and I have another appointment Thursday and will definitly mention the blood, Can these two issues be related?
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Mild amount of blood with stools after an episode of diarrhea can be due intestinal amoebic infection. It is not likely to be related to the back pain that you are having. Taking anti amoebics will help in clearing up the infection. If the blood in stools is...
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Hi there

My husband who is 45 years old, has noticed blood in this motion earlier today. He has had this happen on a few occasions but this is the first time I’ve seen it and it is quite a lot. Is there cause for concern? I have booked him in to see the GP today, but any advice will be greatly appreciated.


Thanks for the query.

Noticing blood in the stools is a common problem, the cause may range from harmless conditions like hemmorhoids/piles to serious conditions like cancers,hence this surely needs an evaluation.

The probable causes could be
2.Inflammatory bowel diseases...
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Hi, I am a 57 yr. old female, 5'2", 200 lbs, having had gastric bypass 3 yrs ago. My BP is normally 145/85 and I have RA. Otherwise healthy.

Went to ER on Friday, with blood in stool (very black and red after a tarry stool on Wed.), diarrhea, & extreme weakness. Had a BP of 125/43 and hemoglobin of 9. They gave me IV fluids, kept me for 5 hours, then let me go home. Dr. felt it was bacterial and because my Hemoglobin was so low it effected me more.

So, I'm on Cipro, diarrhea has stopped, but I still am extremely weak, even though I am drinking lots of fluids.

He said my bun and creatin were OK, can't remember much more...

Any ideas what could be causing these symptoms? I was just told to go to my family doc on Tues.
Hello dear

Warm welcome to
I have evaluated your query in details .

* The weakness is in relation with loss of fluid , electrolytes .
* Addition of oral rehydration salt , multivitamins , minerals , anti oxidants
will help to recover early .

Wishing you fine recovery .
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i m 26 years old, have an outgrowth near the rectum... stool is normal (not pencil stools).. no blood in stool.. rarely any constipation or diarrhea in the last 6 months or so... though there has been diarrhea twice... however, abdominal disturbance is there.. i have lots of gases which i feel i m not able to pass very easily... there was no pain in passing stool until recently.. at a particular area just next to the rectum.. can be due to the outgrowth causing problems in passing stool... no serious ache in the abdomen.. however, a little uneasiness once or twice cause a little pain in the lower abdomen

Thanks for the query.

Your description is nice and elaborate. However a thorough physical examination / per rectal examination by a competent expert is needed for a proper diagnosis.

Nodule/ tag near the anus can be due to the following causes:

1. Prolapsing hemorrhoid /pile
2. Prolapsing...
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im getting blood during,..... my motion are also not good...........n i feel some kind of pain in ma abdomen ...........
Hello and thanks for your query.

I shall make an effort to provide you with good professional recommendations specific to your questions.

Change in bowel habits, blood in stools, and pain abdomen needs a clinical examination and possibly an ultrasound scan to rule out causes. In your case, if...
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I am getting blood in my stool since yesterday. Could it be due to high body heat caused by over exposure to sun? Can you please suggest something?

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Blood in stool can be due to various reasons as Inflammatory bowel Disease,food poisoning,hemorrhoids,fissure in ano etc.The color of the stool helps in ruling out the cause.If the stool is bright red in color then it indicates the bleeding is from...
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I've had loose stools for two weeks it Burns to iam 37. Male. 5"11. 228 pounds: had bright red blood in stool went to had CT and blood work said I did have blood in stool but my labs fine now I have runs again Burns when I eat or drink I really need help
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Please be more specific and detail the symptoms. Please indicate as to where is the burning now whether Abdomen(which part) or perianal?

Did you receive any treatment for the loose stools? Knowing these will help us guide you better.

Since you have loose stools...
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My son who is 6 years old had problem of bleeding during motions a year back. Today it happened again ,what could be the reason.

Blood is stools indicates that there is bleeding somewhere in the gastrointestinal tract. The cause of bleeding is usually not serious, but it is important to identify the source.

I would like to ask some details about the bleeding. This will help me to guide you better.
1. Is the blood in stool...
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