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What does it mean when your Stool have Blood?

Published at : 21-08-2019 View : 6985

       Discover blood after wiping or from a fecal test ordered by your doctor, finding blood in your stool can be scary because bloody stool can be a sign of a serious medical condition.

More about blood in the stool

  Blood in the stool means there is bleeding somewhere in your digestive tract. Sometimes the amount of blood is so small that it can only be detected by a fecal occult test (which checks for hidden blood in the stool). At other times it may visible on toilet tissue or in the toilet after a bowel movement as bright red blood. Bleeding that happens higher up in the digestive tract may make stool appear black and tarry. A person with blood in the stool may be unaware of bleeding and might have reported no symptoms. On the other hand, they may also have abdominal pain, vomiting, weakness, difficulty breathing, diarrhea, palpitations, fainting, and weight loss depending on the cause, location, length, and severity of the bleeding.




  If bleeding is associated with an already diagnosed medical condition, a doctor will discuss ways to manage, reduce, and track symptoms. If the cause of stool bleeding is unknown, our doctor will normally ask questions about symptoms and the person's medical history. Depending on the severity, frequency, and accompanying symptoms, the doctor will work out if further testing is required. Common tests associated with stool bleeding include:

   Physical examination of the anus and rectum

   Analysis of a stool sample

   Colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy where the colon is examined by the insertion of a tube with a camera

   Anoscopy where a device is inserted into the anus to examine the tissue

   Biopsy or removal of a small tissue sample for examination


  Most patients only pass from a few drops to a spoonful of blood in their stool, which is referred to as mild rectal bleeding. Usually, mild rectal bleeding can be evaluated and treated in the doctor’s office and does not require urgent treatment or hospitalization.

  In other cases, patients report repeatedly passing larger quantities of blood that may be accompanied by blood clots. This moderate to severe rectal bleeding can deplete blood supply, causing weakness, low blood pressure, dizziness or fainting.

  Treatment for blood in the stool depends upon the symptoms and cause of the bleeding in the stool. Heng Kang clinic is dedicated to providing excellent medical care and service for our patients. Seek immediate consultation and assistance to our trusted clinic which specializes in health conditions like this. In Manila, the leading and well-known clinic is located at Binondo. Heng Kang Diagnostics and Medical Clinic offer a variety of health care services through the help of highly qualified professionals, their service is made convenient to the patients through the social media platform like this. Online and appointments are available. Our patient-friendly representatives will gladly assist you, your health is our priority.



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