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The common reason why I have Blood in the stool

Published at : 21-08-2019 View : 6981

  Blood in stool is known as hematochezia. It may be produced by anorectal disorders, such as hemorrhoids, or by bleeding from diverticula, cancers, some forms of dysentery, or angiodysplasia of the bowel (among other causes). It sometimes results from massive bleeding from the upper gastrointestinal tract.

What is Blood in the Stool?

  Blood in stool is also referred to medically as hematochezia. When you go to the bathroom, your feces should normally be a shade of brown. When blood is present in the stool, then this referred to as hematochezia or blood in the stool. Blood in stool is typically caused by bleeding coming from the upper or lower gastrointestinal tract. The blood in a stool can range from being bright red to black. The color of blood in the stool can be indicative of the location of internal bleeding if that is the cause. Sometimes pooping blood is not from internal bleeding, but is a sign of active rectal bleeding.



Causes of Blood in the Stool

  Bleeding that takes place in the esophagus, stomach, or the first part of the small intestine most often causes the stool to appear black or tarry. Our doctor may use the term "melena."

  Bleeding in the upper part of the GI tract will usually cause due to:

  Hemorrhoids: otherwise known as piles are swollen blood vessels in the rectum. They often cause itching or burning sensation, and they may bleed. The blood seen with hemorrhoids is usually bright red.

  Gastroenteritis: is an infection in the stomach or intestines caused by a virus or bacteria, such as norovirus or food poisoning. It can lead to bloody diarrhea. Nausea and vomiting may also be present.

  Diverticula: are tiny pockets or bulges in the lining of the lower bowel. They can get infected and cause pain, and if they rupture, they can cause bleeding. In some cases, there may be significant bleeding even without pain.

  Polyps: in the bowel are clumps of cells that can grow in the lining of the colon and rectum. Polyps don’t always cause problems, but they can develop into cancer if not removed. They may also bleed a little during bowel movements.

  Colitis: occurs when the tissues lining the colon become inflamed. A type of colitis called ulcerative colitis can also cause ulcers, or open, progressive sores, that are prone to bleeding.

  Anal sex and STIs: can damage the anus from sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or anal sex can cause bleeding in the rectum. This blood is usually bright red.

Treatment for Blood in the Stool

  Many people don’t realize that a black stool is also a bloody stool. Blood in the stool can result in black poop or bright red blood in poop, the color is very important to note. The color can point towards the internal source of bleeding. Bloody stools can also be a symptom of bleeding from the anus or rectal bleeding. Go to Heng Kang Clinic right away if you notice blood or changes in the color of your stool. Do not ignore the sign and symptoms of blood in the stool because it can cause other complications if it left untreated. You should be examined by our doctor, even if you think that hemorrhoids are causing the blood in your stool. Our clinic has a team of highly qualified and experienced medical doctors for treating black stool.



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