Blood in the Stool in Lubbock, TX

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Blood appearing in your bowel movement is a sign that there is a source of bleeding at some point in your GI system. There could be a few possible sources of bloody stool. Many of the possible causes are not urgent problems, although it is essential to discuss your issue with a GI doctor at Lubbock Digestive Disease Associates if you are finding blood in your stool. If your bowel movement has light red blood in it, this often indicates a problem in the lower part of the digestive system, such as the anus or rectum. A darker color of blood present in your stool typically means that the bleeding originates in a higher part of the GI tract, like the stomach, small intestine, or large intestine. We encourage you to reach out to our office in Lubbock, TX now for help locating the cause of this problem.

Bloody stool can occur as a result of many different conditions and could indicate a major health concern. A few of the likely causes of blood in the bowel movement are:

  • Intestinal polyps
  • Rectal fissure
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Colon or rectal cancer
  • Colitis
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Diverticulosis

Blood in your bowel movements may indicate the development of a less severe GI issue, like hemorrhoids or an anal fissure. Regardless, because of the nature of problems that manifest with blood in the stool, it is imperative to get in touch with your digestive health specialist at Lubbock Digestive Disease Associates as soon as you can. Our specialists routinely provide care for GI patients throughout Lubbock, TX who notice this symptom and can render a diagnosis. The sooner they determine a reason for the presence of blood in your bowel movements, the more favorable the outcome for your health.

If you have noticed blood in your stool after using the toilet and are looking for a diagnosis and treatment, contact the expert physicians at Lubbock Digestive Disease Associates to request a consultation with a board-qualified GI doctor. Our digestive health specialists in Lubbock, TX can look into your problems and provide the treatment necessary to help you live without worry.

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