Blood Clots Coming Out During Bowel Movements?

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Illustration: Blood Clots Coming Out During Bowel Movements?

Why, why do I like to defecate like a blood clot?

1 Answer:

Hello good morning Nasywaa.

Defecation accompanied by blood indicates gastrointestinal bleeding, both the upper gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, and small intestine) and lower digestive tract (large intestine and anus). In the upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding is usually accompanied by complaints of vomiting blood. In the lower gastrointestinal tract bleeding is usually fresh red blood (hematochezia). The presence of blood in the stool should be evaluated by the examining doctor.

Causes of bowel movements accompanied by fresh red blood accompanied by blood clots include:

dysentery (liquid stool accompanied by blood or mucus caused by bacteria)

hemorrhoids (hemorrhoids / piles)
injury to the anus (anal fissure) due to hard or constricted bowel movements
inflammation of the intestine (colitis)
diverticulitis, which is inflammation of the bulges around the colon wall
rectal polyps (i.e. the presence of a stemmed mass in the large intestine)
malignancy of the colon (large intestine)

If the blood that accompanies your stool is dark or even black (known as melena), the cause could be:

bleeding originating from the stomach and small intestine, for example due to gastric or duodenal ulcers
bleeding from varicose veins (dilation of blood vessels) in the throat (esophagus)
malignancy of the stomach
Mallory-Weiss syndrome

A diagnosis cannot be made solely on the basis of complaints as you mentioned in the question, but requires deep exploration of complaints through question and answer and physical examination. Seeing the many possible causes of the complaint you experience, we highly recommend that you consult a doctor to be examined directly so that the exact cause of the complaint can be found. If needed, the doctor may suggest investigations such as stool lab examinations, X-rays with contrast, ultrasound, endoscopy, colonoscopy, and so on. While waiting for the doctor's appointment, consume more water (2.5 liters per day) and high-fiber foods (vegetables and fruits).

Regarding the relationship with cervical cancer as you wrote in the title of your question, there is no relationship between complaints of blood stools with cervical cancer. In cervical cancer the common symptoms are bleeding from the vagina outside the menstrual period, the presence of discharge from the vagina continuously with a strange or different smell than usual, pink, pale, brown, or contains blood, pain after intercourse sexual, and so on. Treatment of cervical cancer depends on the stage, the type of cancer, the desire to have children, the patient's age, and other things. Treatment can be in the form of surgical removal of part or all of the uterine organs, radiotherapy, or chemotherapy.

That's all, hope it helps.

Greetings, dr. Denisa

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