When someone is suffering from abdominal pain it is common to have blood in his stool. Blood in stool is often discovered with some confound, accompanied appropriately by exclamations of bloody. Maroon red blotches of blood besmirch the toilet tissue will be a thing that one must consider seriously. Bright red spots of blood dribble into the toilet bowl or down the legs may be the indicator for any serious health problem.
The signs of bleeding in the digestive tract depend on the severity and site of bleeding. If blood is coming from the lower colon or rectum, then there is a chance that bright red blood will coat or mix with the stool. If the bleeding is higher up in the colon or at the far end of the small intestine, then the stool may be mixed with darker blood.
When there is bleeding in the esophagus, duodenum or stomach, the stool is usually black and have a very foul smell. If there is vomit by patient it may be bright red or have a coffee-grounds color appearance when bleeding is from the esophagus, duodenum or stomach. If bleeding is hidden, then the patient might not notice any changes in stool color. If sudden massive bleeding occurs, the patient may feel weak, faint, dizzy, short of breath, or have abdominal pain, diarrhea etc. There is also chance of shock to occur, because of rapid pulse and drop in blood pressure.
Proper and on time treatment following proper diagnosis can often quickly resolve the problem. Whereas, more seriously, blood in the stool may be the consequence of some type of cancer and can also lead to death.
Hematochezia or Melena
Hematochezia is a maroon or bright red colored blood, and melena is black sticky stools. These are two medical categorizations for the less technical term rectal bleeding. Which are recognized as rectal bleeding as the exit is the rectum. The origins of the blood may be any of some cases in the colon. Colorectal cancer, colon polyps, Crohn’s disease etc.
This is the third most frequent form of cancer on earth and the third most frequent reason for of cancer-related death (640,000 annually). Tambours in the colon, rectum and appendix are classified as colorectal cancer. Treatment focuses on surgical excision and timely discovery often leads to a total cure. Some of its symptoms are diarrhea, abdominal pain, constipation, weight loss, incessant fatigue and appetite loss.
Affixing on the walls of the intestines, polyps are frequently benign and may be raised or flat. People above 50 years of age and with a family history of polyps and colorectal cancer are prone to polyps. It would seem that no one knows the real cause and contributory factors include lack of exercise, alcohol, smoking, obesity are some of its main causes. Polyps do not usually cause noticeable symptoms, but there is blood in stool.
Crohn’s disease is an auto-immune disease in which body’s immune system provokes harmful inflammation by assailing the gastrointestinal tract. It usually affects the small and large intestine.
Smoking, industrial environmental exposure and genetic makeup are believed to be contributing causal factors behind it. The symptoms are blood in stool, severe bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramps, weight loss and fever.