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I have blood in the stool.This lasting already -8 days.what

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I have blood in the stool.This lasting already for 7-8 days.what it could be and what to do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Persistent blood in stool or rectal bleeding can be due to the following:

1. Polyps or tumors in the colon and rectum

2. Inflammatory bowel disease like ulcerative colitis

3. Angiodyplasia or abnormal blood vessel in the colon wall

4. Diverticulitis--or inflammation of the colon pouches

5. Hemorrhoids--common cause

You need a colonoscopy for further evaluation.

You should follow a high fiber diet and take a stool softener daily to keep your stool soft.

Metamucil and Senna tablets can be together for better action.

Sitz bath is recommended for possible hemorrhoid treatment.

Sitz bath is a bowl of warm water to sit on to relax the anal muscles and improve blood circulation in the hemorrhoids.

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