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Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics
Question: Blood in Stool
|Red2111 - Thu Jan 12, 2006 12:25 pm|
i have noticed that sometimes when i poop there is, what looks like, blood in the stool. it has only happened twice but within the last 3 months and not consecutively. both times the stool has had the same look too it, between diareah and a solid stool. it looks like the picture i found beside a SMELLY or GREASY STOOL. it acts like diareah when it comes out and my but burns a little afterwads too. its usually a light brown, some yellows in it, and most of the blood like stuff is in flake form, like my poop has a case of bad dandriff. the blood is like a rust color and is also mixed in the stool itself. i am female and it has not happened while on my period. should i be concerned?? thank you for your time and for answering my question
|Theresa Jones, RN - Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:47 am|
Appearance of blood in the stool may be caused by numerous reasons, for example, any disorder of the gastrointestinal tract, ulcers, hemorrhoids, anal fissures, polyps, etc., etc. However, the presence of this should be reported to your physician.
Theresa Jones, RN
|Red2111 - Tue Jan 17, 2006 7:42 am|
thanks for responding :)
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