Does Irritable Bowel Syndrome Cause Bleeding?

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The following are other warning signs for when you should call your doctor promptly [reference]:

  1. You feel a localized painful pain (in one area), particularly for the pain that is not linked to a change of your bowel movement. Pain from IBS is typically relieved by a bowel movement.
  2. Loss of appetite – if left untreated can increase the risk of malnutrition and weight changes.
  3. The symptoms of IBS affect the quality of your sleep or cause sleeping problems.
  4. You get weight loss problem with unknown reason.
  5. More fatigue than usual without known reason.
  6. Your IBS symptoms get worse that don’t respond to the home remedies and have significantly affected your activities.

Common health problems linked to blood in the stools

Finding blood in the stools often sends us into a tailspin of panic. This symptom is often associated with certain serious health condition. But sometimes it only points to certain mild problems. Overall, having this symptom may signal that there is bleeding that occurs somewhere in the digestive tract.

The following are some common possible causes that often associated with this symptom:

  1. Anal fissure! There is a small tear in the anus, and sometimes it may cause bleeding when you pass hard and too large stool.
  2. Problem in the diverticular (small pouches that protrude from the wall of colon)!
  3. Colitis (a kind of inflammation that affects the colon /large intestine). IBD and infections are top leading causes of colitis.
  4. Angiodysplasia! It is a condition in which abnormal or fragile blood vessels causes bleeding.
  5. Peptic ulcer – a kind of infection that affects duodenum /stomach. In many cases, it is caused by bacteria called H. pylori / Helicobacter pylori.
  6. The growth of polyps – they are benign cells but may also become cancerous cells. For the case of blood in the stool, colorectal cancer often leads to bleeding and sometimes can be noticed in the stool.
  7. Problems of esophageal! Varicose veins of the tears in the esophagus also can lead to serious blood loss.

* This article is intended for general information. If you in doubt to any symptom, see and consult more with a doctor!


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