Blood in the Stool in Northwest Arkansas

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Blood showing up in your stool is an indication that there is a source of bleeding somewhere along your digestive tract. There are a handful of possible sources of bloody bowel movements. A number of the possible reasons are less urgent issues, but it is still vital to speak with a GI doctor at GI Alliance of Arkansas if you are experiencing blood in your stool. When your bowel movement has light red blood in it, that usually indicates a problem in the lower part of the GI system, such as the anus or rectum. Dark blood in your bowel movement usually signals that the blood stems from a higher part of the GI tract, such as the stomach, small bowel, or colon. We welcome you to get in touch with our digestive health practice in Arkansas now to obtain help with determining the source of this concern.

There are a number of different factors and conditions that could account for bloody stool, and some are more concerning than others. Several of the potential reasons for blood in your bowel movements are:

  • Colon or rectal cancer
  • Inflammation of the large intestine
  • Diverticulosis
  • Rectal fissure
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Intestinal polyps

Blood appearing in your stool could be an indication of a less serious issue, such as an anal fissure or hemorrhoids. However, due to the complexity of issues that are linked to bleeding in bowel movements, it is necessary to contact your gastroenterologist at GI Alliance of Arkansas as soon as you can. Our doctors regularly treat patients throughout Arkansas who notice this symptom and can determine a diagnosis. The sooner they locate the condition producing blood in your stool, the better.

If you've seen evidence of blood in your bowel movements and are looking for an answer, reach out to GI Alliance of Arkansas to request a consultation with a GI specialist. Our expert GI physicians in Arkansas will review your problems and offer the solution necessary to help you live without worry.

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