There are certain ways that our body responds to abnormalities within. And that’s how these abnormalities are detected and eventually treated with the help of medical professionals. One such sign is blood in the stool.
Blood in the stool basically means there is bleeding somewhere in the digestive tract. It is difficult to randomly pinpoint where the blood is coming from but if it is from the upper tract, the blood might not be visible clearly but in the form of blackened stool. In cases where the infection or abnormality is in the lower tract, the blood is clearly visible in bright red color.
It is possible to have blood in your stool once or twice in years due to food poisoning or other minor issues. But if the quantity is noticeable and if the frequency is much more repetitive, it might be a sign of:
- Hemorrhoids (One of the most common reasons for blood in stool)
- Anal fissure
- Stomach Ulcers
- Intestinal Tuberculosis
- Cancer (In rare cases but totally possible)
It is to be noted that blood in the stool might not be painful but that doesn’t mean it isn’t harmful. It is vital to keep a check on your bodily excretions and if something foreign is seen, report it to a specialist. To book an appointment with a specialist, contact our Help Desk at Bansal Global Hospital.