There is no need to worry if one suffers from diarrhea since it is the second most common medical condition, next to the common cold that affect any age group. This condition has usually lasts only for two or three days and can be treated at home. However, if you are afflicted with bloody diarrhea it can be an indication of a more serious illness. You need to consult a doctor the moment you notice that there is blood in your stool. Hereâ€™s a short description on bloody diarrheaâ€™s causes.
Peptic Ulcer. More often than not, peptic ulcers are caused by a bacterium that leads to chronic gastritis. This is the most painful type of ulcers and it is located in the gastrointestinal tract. A person afflicted with it has the following symptoms, bloody diarrhea, and abdominal pain, nausea, and weight loss. If this condition is not treated immediately, it may lead to peritonitis a more serious condition. Doctors would rather prescribed antacids and antibiotics for milder cases.
Crohnâ€™s Disease. It is an autoimmune disease by which the bodyâ€™s immune system that elicits harmful inflammation by attacking the gastrointestinal tract. The gastrointestinal tract, the small and large intestines are the areas affected by this autoimmune disease. The following symptoms usually manifest when a person has this autoimmune disease, bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramps, fever and weight loss. Although its definitive causes are unknown, factors like genetic makeup, smoking, and industrial environmental exposure are considered to contribute to Crohnâ€™s disease.
Colorectal Cancer. Colorectal cancer is the third most frequent cancer and its fatal indication is bloody diarrhea. This affliction should be diagnosed early for every year, there are 640,000 fatalities due to this cancer. The doctors will check if there are cysts, tumors and other malignant growths in your colon, rectum and appendix by performing colonoscopy. Blood in stool are often accompanied by other crucial symptoms such as incessant fatigue, abdominal pain, constipation, and weight loss. There is occult blood in feces caused by colorectal cancer, according to the University of Michigan. Occult blood is not visible to the naked eyes and needs special tests to confirm the presence of blood in stool.
The following causes are the worst possible kind so there is no need to cause an alarm. Blood may just be causes by internal and external hemorrhoids.