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Dr. Minocha's Series on Digestive Myths & Healthy Realities....
By Dr. A. Minocha, author of "How To Stop Heartburn: Simple Ways to Heal Heartburn and Acid Reflux" and "Natural Stomach Care: Treating and Preventing Digestive Disorders with Best of Eastern and Western Therapies"
Occasional blood in stool does not require medical attention
Is it a Myth or a Fact? Find out below
A very commonly heard expression is, "Oh I just had blood once!" Blood in stool can be due to simple causes like hemorrhoids. It may also be a signal of more ominous problems like polyps or cancer. Polyps and cancer usually do not bleed continuously. Rather, intermittent bleeding is the rule. Similarly the amount of blood should not be a deciding factor and you should always talk to your doctor. The same reasoning applies if you are given stool cards to check for inapparent blood in stools. Usually a three pack is given. Not infrequently, only one or two of those three may be positive for blood. Whether it is one, two or all the three cards, the management is generally the same.
Blood in Stool
Blood in the stool can be bright red, maroon in color, black and tarry,
or occult (not visible to the naked eye). Causes of blood in stool range
from harmless, annoying conditions of the gastrointestinal tract such as
hemorrhoids to serious conditions such as cancer. Blood in the stool should
be evaluated by a healthcare professional.
Blood in the stool should be evaluated by a healthcare professional
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