Blood In Stool

Hemorrhoids are a major cause of blood in stool. Typically, blood is bright red and you notice it after a bowel movement. Other health conditions that lead to blood in stool include:

  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Polyp
  • Diverticular disease
  • Colon inflammation
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Chron’s disease

Blood in stool varies from bright red to dark black color. Dark color may indicate bleeding from an ulcer in the stomach. It is important to monitor your stool color and consistency and report changes to Houston Hemorrhoids clinic.

Constant blood loss in stool may lead to low red blood cell count, anemia. Anemia is associated with fatigue, lethargy, headaches and other symptoms that affect your quality of life

Colon cancer is the third most common form of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in Houston. Colon cancer is best treated early to achieve complete remission. Colonoscopy is the most effective diagnostic tool for early colon cancer detection. If you are above the age of 45 or have family history of colon cancer, or have blood in stool, colonoscopy may save your life.

Call the Houston Hemorrhoids clinic at 281-885-8316 to see if you need colonoscopy or have any question or concern regarding blood in stool.