Stool: Should I be worried about internal bleeding?

Posted by jadillow @jadillow, Jan 6, 2020

My apologies if this is not appropriate to discuss but I noticed the last two days I have had black stools. I suffer from gerd and constant belching? Should I be worried about internal bleeding or no?

@trellg132

What to do if you notice blood in you stool

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@ trellg132- Hi! You are asking a very important question. Most of us don’t know what to do or think when we see blood in the stool. Then there is the question- is it mixed in, covering the stool or drops in the toilet? Also, the color of the blood- bright red, darker red or black (totally black) ? Another question- do you have pain anywhere in the stomach? Constipation? Known hemorrhoids? Are you anemic?
Lots of questions!
It may be something low on a worry scale, but you have to be evaluated.
Do you have a doctor you go to on a regular basis?
Looking forward to hear from you again.

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@astaingegerdm

@ trellg132- Hi! You are asking a very important question. Most of us don’t know what to do or think when we see blood in the stool. Then there is the question- is it mixed in, covering the stool or drops in the toilet? Also, the color of the blood- bright red, darker red or black (totally black) ? Another question- do you have pain anywhere in the stomach? Constipation? Known hemorrhoids? Are you anemic?
Lots of questions!
It may be something low on a worry scale, but you have to be evaluated.
Do you have a doctor you go to on a regular basis?
Looking forward to hear from you again.

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On top I would say darker red pain not at the time no known hemorrhoid ,not anemic

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@colleenyoung

@trellg132, I moved your question about blood in stool to this existing discussion, so that you can connect with @astaingegerdm @bonnieh218 @jadillow and others

Here's an article from Mayo Clinic about possible causes of rectal bleeding.
– Rectal bleeding https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/rectal-bleeding/basics/causes/sym-20050740

Is the blood bright red? Have you had constipation lately?

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No I think its darker red no constipation

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@trellg132

On top I would say darker red pain not at the time no known hemorrhoid ,not anemic

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@trellg132 – Thanks for the info! With deep red blood I would guess it originates between stomach and large intestine.
You should be examined by a doctor now to find out what’s causing this problem. Hope to hear from you with the findings.

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