Blood in the Stool
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What does blood in my stool mean?
Blood in the stool means that there is bleeding somewhere in your digestive tract. There are a handful of possible causes of bloody stool. Some of the possible causes are minor issues, but it is important to consult a gastroenterologist at GI Alliance if you are experiencing blood in your stool. If your stool has bright red blood in it that typically points to an issue lower in the GI tract such as the rectum or anus. Darker blood in your stool typically means that the bleeding is coming from a location earlier in the GI tract like the stomach, small intestine, or colon. Please contact a GI Alliance office in your community today to get help with identifying the source of this concern.
What causes blood in the stool?
Blood in the stool may result from a number of factors and could be a symptom of a concerning health condition or disease. Some of the possible causes of bloody stool include:
- Anal fissure
- Colon polyps
- Crohn’s disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Colon cancer
What should I do when I see blood in my stool?
Blood in your stool can be a sign of something less serious like hemorrhoids or an anal fissure. However, due to the severity of issues that point to blood in your stool, it is important to contact your gastroenterologist at GI Alliance right away. They will be able to diagnose you and the earlier they catch any condition causing blood in the stool the better.
Treatment to ease your worries
If you’ve been experiencing blood in your stool and are looking for a solution, contact your local GI Alliance office to schedule a visit with a gastrointestinal specialist. We can diagnose your concerns and provide the treatment necessary to help you live without worry.
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