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Bloody Diarrhea

While everyone will experience diarrhea once in a while, it can be more than a little unnerving if it contains any traces of blood. And though bloody diarrhea can be an indication of a serious condition, chances are it’s just a hemorrhoid, anal fissure, or some other minor problem in the lower digestive tract or anal area. Of course, the only way to know for sure is to see a physician. With quick and practically painless procedures like the CRH O’Regan System, you can get rid of a hemorrhoid problem quicker than ever before. Then again, bloody diarrhea could be a sign of a critical condition. This is why it’s so important to see a physician and find out for sure.

When blood has mixed with watery, loose stools, it could have come from anywhere in the upper, middle, or lower digestive tract. To help your doctor diagnose the problem, take note of the color of the blood in your diarrhea. Bright red or maroon-colored blood probably originated from somewhere in the lower digestive tract, such as the colon, rectum, or anus. If the diarrhea looks tarry, or if it shows signs of being mixed with dark red blood, it could indicate a problem in the esophagus, stomach, or duodenum (upper digestive tract).

Bright red bloody diarrhea is most likely something minor such as hemorrhoids that can be treated with the revolutionary CRH O’Regan System. Or it could be a bacterial infection that may simply require a dose of antibiotics. When the bloody diarrhea lasts for only a short time and disappears quickly it could be a minor gastrointestinal infection. Chronic bloody diarrhea, (or diarrhea that sticks around for a while), may indicate a condition like inflammatory bowel disease. If you notice blood in your diarrhea and are also experiencing dizziness or vomiting, seek immediate medical attention.

Common causes of bloody diarrhea include:

  • Anal fissure
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Crohn’s Disease or other inflammatory bowel disease
  • Intestinal polyps or tumor
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Intestinal infection
  • Colon cancer

To find out what’s causing your bloody diarrhea and to get more information about the CRH O’Regan banding procedure, contact a physician in your area today.