What is blood in the stool? There are many reasons for blood in the stool, and different etiologies have different manifestations. Some have blood in the stool after the stool, some have blood in the stool and mixed stool, and some have blood in the stool, black stool, etc. So, what is going on with blood in the stool? How to distinguish blood in the stool caused by different diseases?
Blood in the stool is the most common early symptom of internal hemorrhoids. Therefore, most people always regard blood in the stool as a hemorrhoid attack. Because of this misunderstanding, many people often use some suppositories to treat hemorrhoids when they have blood in the stool, and the symptoms will probably get better. However, for middle-aged and elderly people, blood in the stool may be a danger signal of rectal cancer, and sufficient vigilance must be aroused. What is blood in the stool?
1. Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids appear in the anus after defecation, the color is bright red, does not mix with feces or there is blood on the outside of the stool, and then drips blood, even if it is visible, it stops by itself after defecation. Internal hemorrhoids are generally intermittent. Dry stools, fatigue, drinking alcohol, and overeating irritating food are often triggers. A small number of patients can develop severe anemia due to long-term repeated hemorrhoids. Internal hemorrhoids are divided into four degrees, degree I: blood in the stool, hemorrhoids do not come off, and stop after the stool; degree II: blood in the stool, accompanied by prolapse of internal hemorrhoids, self-recovery after the stool; degree III: decreased blood in the stool, fatigue or intra-abdominal pressure. Need to be repaid by hand; degree IV: internal hemorrhoids can not be repaid after prolapse.
2. Rectal cancer: Rectal cancer is manifested as: changes in bowel habits or stool characteristics, most of which are manifested as increased stool frequency, irregular or loose stools, and blood in the stool. Sometimes constipation or diarrhea alternates with constipation, and the stool becomes thinner. Pain in the middle and lower abdomen, varying in severity, mostly dull pain or pain. Pay attention to whether there are systemic symptoms such as greed, weight loss, fatigue, edema, hypoproteinemia, and tumor necrosis or secondary infection.