Patient: There is blood in my poop and I’ve had that happen for about a year now it will come and go and I’ve also gained about 75 pounds in a year and a half
Doctor: HelloWelcome to Ask The Doctor.Blood in stools needs to be evaluated for 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 to use Laxatives to prevent piles.See your doctor and share my opinion with him/her.I hope it helps.Stay Healthy.