Can Garcinia Cambogia pills cause blood in your stool?

Patient

Q: Can Garcinia Cambogia pills cause blood in your stool?

Doctor

A:   Hello.
Welcome to Ask The Doctor.

I have read your query in detail and I understand your concern.
No Garcinia is not going to cause blood in stools. However, you should take this seriously as blood in stools requires evaluation for the cause.
We need to evaluate various possibilities that can cause such bleeding most commonly being Hemorrhoids / Piles, Inflammatory bowel disease, Acute Dysentery.
In such scenario, i would advise you to see your doctor, who will perform a Proctoscopy in his office. If any evidence of piles is found you would be treated accordingly. If he feels suspicious for Inflammatory bowel disease, he will post you for Colonoscopy.
Also, important here is that if you are having cramps, this might be some infection or dysentery. It is not necessary that it will always be associated with Loose stools. In such scenario, you would require antibiotics like Norfloxacin and Tinidazole.
In case you are suffering from chronic constipation, you would require Laxatives to prevent piles.
See your doctor and share my opinion with him/her.

I hope it helps.
Stay Healthy

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