Why is there blood in your stool?

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Mausami Dutt

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Blood in stool is not common. If you ever happen to see blood in your stool or have some weird pain while passing bowels, it is not normal and should not be avoided. There can be several reasons for blood in the stool. Blood can be there in the stool because of constipation, anal diseases, anal cancer, Colon cancer, irritation in the anus, Haemorrhoids, etc. Whatever the reason may be, it should not be avoided. Avoiding such serious symptoms may further make the disease worse. Stool in the blood is also called rectal bleeding. In some cases, the stool may also appear to be black or any dark color as the blood had already dried up and had given a dark or red color to the stool.

Symptoms of Rectal Bleeding

Rectal Bleeding or Hematochezia is a condition in which the patient sees blood in his stool. Rectal bleeding can also be a symptom of some serious disease. Common reasons behind blood in stool are listed below.

Anal Fissure- Anal fissure is a small cut or tear in or around the anus and the anal opening. It leads to painful bowel passage and blood in the stool.

Piles or Hemorrhoids- Blood vessels in the anus and towards the anal opening swell up due to prolonged hours of constantly sitting on hard chairs. This causes pain and itching in and around the anus and anal opening. It causes painful bowel movements and blood is very often seen in the stool.

Diverticulosis- Diverticulosis is a condition in which small pouches or diverticula have formed around the walls of the large intestine that causes bleeding. This blood further passes out of the body with stool.

Polyps- Polyps is a cancerous condition rises from hemorrhoids in a serious case. This causes the stool to change color to blackish red. Blood streaks appear as red streak lines on the stool which makes the stool look blackish red.

Colon Cancer- Colon cancer is a rare type of cancer that initially starts in the large intestine. Common symptoms of colon cancer include blood in the stool, fatigue, weight loss, constipation or diarrhea, Dark or black colored stool, etc.

The exact reason for the presence of blood in piles cannot be guessed verbally. The patient needs to be thoroughly examined by a professional medical adviser or a doctor in order to find out the exact reason behind it.

Also Read: How do you know if you have piles?

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Get a cure for painful bowel movements and Blood in stool

Rectal bleeding is among the majority of humans today. In most cases, rectal bleeding is just a symptom of some other disease such as piles, anal fistula, colon cancer, etc. It is strictly advised to the patients to not avoid signs such as painful bowel movements and Blood in stool and consult a medical expert to the soonest. In most cases, blood in stool is a reason for piles and anal fissure.

Now, there is a pain and hassle-free treatment for anal fistula and piles. The laser surgery treatment provides a permanent cure for piles to the patient. The patient feels no pain after the surgery and after a bed rest of 12-24 hours, can also follow their normal daily routine.

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Also Read: When Piles Need Surgery

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