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Tag: Reasons for Blood in Stool

Haematochezia, blood in stool, blood in stool treatment
September 30, 2019

Haematochezia is characterised by the passage of fresh, bright red blood in the stools. It is a result of bleeding in the colon, which is located close to the anus. In some cases, the blood may appear dark red or maroonish, which indicates bleeding in the higher colon. Alternatively, bleeding in the stomach could result in black, tarry stools, which are called melena. Occult bleeding is not visible to the naked eye and requires testing. Regardless of the colour, the blood may either be

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