Digestive Problem Symptoms - other than the excessive gas with stomach cramps and pains, there are a number of accompanying systems which can signal various digestive problems and disorders.
Doctors ask this to establish whether the condition is chronic. Chronic blood in stool indicates a serious digestive tract problem or even cancer in the digestive tract.
On the other hand, if the red stools just started, it may help either with early prevention or suggest a misdiagnosed or simple problem.
Presence of severe rectal bleeding would suggest serious medical problems such as
This might suggest gravely serious medical problems such
This is usually due to bleeding from the upper gastrointestinal tract.
Sometimes the color may be black, or dark brown and appear red. Different shades of red imply differences in the location and type of the bleeding. Take a look at what different colors of stool mean.
This may suggest rectal endometriosis.
Colon or rectal cancer, bleeding disorders and inflammatory bowel disease all have strong genetic correlations. Crohns disease and sickle cell also have strong familial ties. Also, people with family history of having weak stomachs are susceptible to developing problems causing bloody stools.
Ischemic colitis occurs in the setting of widespread peripheral vascular disease or cardiac disease; bleeding disorders.
The following medications can increase the risk of bloody stools:
Alcohol damages the liver and blood circulation and regular alcohol drinkers may be at an increased risk of liver problems, poor blood vessel health, and these conditions
Presence of diarrhea or mucous in addition to sometimes bloody stool can mean a number of serious digestive problems
Fever is a sign of
Digestive obstruction symptoms suggest inflammation or growths along the gastrointestinal tract that prevent proper flow of food along the digestive tract. It indicates possible
Anal fissures or Thrombosed hemorrhoids can cause painful bowel movements. Other causes can be constipation or a growth blocking the stool from passing, making it difficult to pass stool (poop). The blockage could be colon polyps. Not all polyps are a sign of colon cancer. Polyps can be benign.
This is suggestive of problem with the rectum like
This is suggestive of hemorrhoids, fissure or diarrhea causing irritation.
This may suggest hemorrhoids, anal fissure, diverticulitis, cancer of the rectum or left side of colon. Hopefully the red poop is just from straining and is not due to a life-threatening digestive problem.
Symptoms of weakness without fevers and/or vomiting are typically indicative of iron deficiency anemia.
These are often symptoms of bleeding disorders and possibly not related to digestive tract problems.