Blood in the Stool in Houston, TX

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The presence of blood in your stool is a sign that there is a source of bleeding at some point in your gastrointestinal system. There may be a number of possible sources of blood in the bowel movements. A handful of the possible reasons are not serious issues, although it is important to discuss your issue with a gastroenterologist at Gastroenterology Consultants if you are observing bloody bowel movements. If your bowel movement has bright red blood in it, that normally indicates a problem in the bottom of the digestive tract, like the rectum or anus. Dark blood present in your stool generally suggests that the blood originates in an upper part of the digestive system, such as the stomach, small intestine, or large intestine. We welcome you to contact our practice in Houston, TX today for help with uncovering the cause of this problem.

There are several conditions or issues that may cause blood to appear in your stool. Several possible causes of bloody bowel movements are:

  • Diverticulosis
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Intestinal polyps
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Colitis
  • Anal ulcer
  • Colon cancer

Blood in your stool might be an indication of a less serious GI issue like an anal fissure or hemorrhoids. Regardless, because of the range of problems that are linked to blood in your stool, it is vital to get in touch with your digestive health specialist at Gastroenterology Consultants as soon as you can. We commonly care for people throughout Houston, TX who have dealt with this symptom and will work to diagnose the condition behind it. The earlier our physicians locate a problem causing bleeding in your stool, the better the outcome for your health.

If you've noticed blood in your bowel movements and are looking for a diagnosis, request a consultation with Gastroenterology Consultants to meet with a GI specialist. Our highly trained GI physicians in Houston, TX will diagnose your problems and work with you to find the best solution to allow you to feel better.

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