We feel it a responsibility to talk about our kid’s stool color, consistency and frequency with our fellow parents but shy away from discussing about our stool color and its related problems.
Bloody stools often indicate a problem in the digestive tract. The blood might come from anywhere in the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus. After using the toilet, you may notice blood in your stool, toilet paper or few drops in the toilet bowl. Many people try ignoring it as they feel embarrassed talking about it, even to their doctor.
Place of Origin is Important
Where the blood comes from tells about how it looks.
The food we eat too sometimes determines our stool color:
Bright red: Heavy or fast bleeding in the upper GI tract.
Black: Consumption of blackberries, lead, iron pills or bismuth medicines.
Red: Consumption of beetroot or tomatoes.
Different reasons exist behind blood in stools. They include:
Your physician might arrange for different tests depending on your symptoms, age and medical history:
AVOID FRAUD. EAT SMART.
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Dietitian & Nutritionist Dr. Nafeesa Imteyaz.