Bloody Bowel Movements

Patient

Q: I have noticed my bowel movements over the last couple days have had what looked like blood to me. It is bright red on the toilet paper and there are patches of red on some of the stool. The only thing different I've taken in the last couple of days has been Robotussin DM cough syrup.

Symptoms:  Bright red blood on toilet paper after a bowel movement; patches of red in stool
Doctor

A:   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: My lymphocytes ratio is 50% and count per cmm is 3400. Also the while blood cells count is 6.80 "normal". T...

Q: I was prescribed .5 mg clonazepam for anxiety. I took it 27 hours ago. Am I okay to enjoy a few drinks?

Q: Hi - I'm on Alesse for birth control and since having our daughter 7 months ago, I'm quite religious with my pill but...

Q: Hello I feel I may have an iron deficiency. I have been lightheaded and dizzy upon standing. I have also been more fa...

Q: I have had numerous symptoms for a longtime including chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression, and digestive issues. My ...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews