Blood in the Stool in Denver, CO

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Blood in your stool suggests that bleeding is present at some point in your digestive tract. There may be a handful of possible sources of bloody bowel movements. Many of the potential reasons are not serious issues, but it is important to discuss your issue with a GI physician at Colorado Gastroenterology if you are detecting bloody bowel movements. If your stool has light red blood in it, that normally indicates a problem lower in the gastrointestinal tract, like the anus or rectum. A darker shade of blood present in your bowel movement normally shows that the bleeding originates in an upper part of the gastrointestinal tract, like the stomach, small bowel, or colon. We invite you to get in touch with our GI team in Denver, CO now to obtain help with locating the source of this concern.

Bloody stool can result due to a number of factors and may be a symptom of a substantial health issue or disease. Some of the likely causes of bleeding with bowel movements are:

  • Colitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Anal tear
  • Colon cancer
  • Intestinal polyps
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

Blood in your bowel movements may be a signal of a less problematic issue, such as hemorrhoids or an anal fissure. But due to the difficulty of problems that are linked to bloody stool, it is essential to reach out to your digestive health physician at Colorado Gastroenterology as soon as possible. We routinely care for patients throughout Denver, CO who have dealt with this symptom and will work to provide a diagnosis. The earlier they catch a condition triggering bleeding in your stool, the more favorable the outcome.

In the event that you’ve noticed bleeding in your bowel movements and want to locate treatment, reach out to Colorado Gastroenterology to arrange a visit with a GI physician. Our highly trained physicians in Denver, CO will investigate your issues and offer the treatment needed to help you live without worry.

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