U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Health and Wellness
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
 
Old 02-06-2012, 10:30 PM
 
4,365 posts, read 4,861,276 times
Reputation: 2047

Advertisements

This is a general question about the symptom of "blood in stool" that is included in quite a few types of diseases. What is the manifestation of "blood in stool"? Do you recognize it by seeing very dark stool, because internal bleeding usually show themselves as dark blood when the blood is outside? Does internal bleeding always show as dark blood outside? (examples: stomach cancer/ulcer, colon cancer...)

Is bright red blood in stool always/mostly from external injury (such as hemorrhoid)?
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-07-2012, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Durham UK
2,031 posts, read 4,501,047 times
Reputation: 1127
Quote:
Originally Posted by ssww View Post
This is a general question about the symptom of "blood in stool" that is included in quite a few types of diseases. What is the manifestation of "blood in stool"? Do you recognize it by seeing very dark stool, because internal bleeding usually show themselves as dark blood when the blood is outside? Does internal bleeding always show as dark blood outside? (examples: stomach cancer/ulcer, colon cancer...)

Is bright red blood in stool always/mostly from external injury (such as hemorrhoid)?
It depends where the bleeding is in the intestine.
If the bleeding is higher up in the intestine then the blood in the stool may be altered ie partially digested and is not easy to see,because it's part of the stool, but a FOB (faeces for occult blood)test will detect the blood.I fthere's excessive bleeding then melena (black tarry looking foul smelling stool) may be present.

If the bleeding is occuring in the rectum or lower down in the bowel ,or from hemorrhoids,then it would be bright red,fresh looking blood and there may be blood in the toilet bowl after a bowel movement.

If you have fresh blood in the stool and know you have hemorrhoids then this is the most likely cause, however you should see a doctor if you notice any blood in your stool.

Things like crohns and ulcerative collitis can cause bleeding in addition to the things you mentioned.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-07-2012, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Kansas
19,189 posts, read 14,068,763 times
Reputation: 18141
Different foods can cause dark stools as can medications, iron being the one I think of at the moment.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-07-2012, 06:25 AM
 
6,368 posts, read 13,349,013 times
Reputation: 5858
^^same for Pepto-Bismol. It can also turn your tongue black.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-07-2012, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Central NJ
629 posts, read 1,673,403 times
Reputation: 631
Go to the doctor and chat about it later.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-08-2012, 09:43 AM
 
12,425 posts, read 14,559,489 times
Reputation: 14122
ssww....I have a close friend and though I don't want to scare you...she has bright red blood in her stool daily, and has unfortunately been recently diagnosed with colon cancer....like new jersey mike said...go have a chat with your doctor...it might just be hemmorhoids...best to make sure.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-08-2012, 03:19 PM
 
774 posts, read 1,340,701 times
Reputation: 965
Dark stool can be a sign of blood loss in the digestive tract--usually higher up in the tract, as one of the previous posters indicated.
Bright red stool is usually from either a very fast bleed or from blood lower in the digestive tract (not necessarily hemorrhoids).
Blood loss in the digestive tract is not always noticed--that is why testing is there.

Since blood in stool can be potentially very serious, you should talk to your doctor about your concerns.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-09-2012, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
8,309 posts, read 33,335,973 times
Reputation: 7038
Quote:
Originally Posted by ssww View Post
This is a general question about the symptom of "blood in stool" that is included in quite a few types of diseases. What is the manifestation of "blood in stool"? Do you recognize it by seeing very dark stool, because internal bleeding usually show themselves as dark blood when the blood is outside? Does internal bleeding always show as dark blood outside? (examples: stomach cancer/ulcer, colon cancer...)

Is bright red blood in stool always/mostly from external injury (such as hemorrhoid)?
Dark stools don't necessarily indicate blood in the stool. Dark, shiny stools may.

Bright red blood indicates that the blood is coming from something close to the exit, like hemorrhoids, polyps, rectal injury, etc.

In any event, you are not supposed to have blood in your poo and should not wait around for it to clear up on its own.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-09-2012, 03:45 PM
 
Location: San Diego
32,799 posts, read 30,044,409 times
Reputation: 17688
Blood can also be broken blood vessels and dehydration.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-10-2012, 12:24 AM
 
4,365 posts, read 4,861,276 times
Reputation: 2047
Thanks for the input. I don't have problem. A relative of mine who saw some bright blood on toilet tissue, wondered if it had to do with the antibiotics taken those days. Could it? I posted this also after seeing another post by someone about blood in stool.
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:
Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Health and Wellness
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top