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Is it normal/common to bleed if you are passing gall stones?

By Anonymous January 30, 2013 - 2:57pm
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been having all the common symptoms of gall bladder attack so i tried a home remedy . Olive oil/lemon juice and beet juice . Ever since i tried one dose of that 2 nights ago ive been bleeding with every bowel movement . Im thinking its just irritation that possible stones are causing otherwise everything seeems fine .

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Hello Anonymous,

No, it is not common or normal to bleed when you are passing gallstones.

Eating beets, or drinking beet juice, can cause your stools to appear reddish.

But, if you are bleeding with every bowel movement, you must notify your physician. Is there bright red blood in the bowl and on the tissue when you wipe? Can you see flecks of blood in the stool?

Black,tarry stool indicates a problem in the upper gastrointestinal tract, while maroon or bright red, bloody stools indicated a problem in the lower part of the GI tract.


January 30, 2013 - 6:02pm
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

WOW thanks for letting me know this ..ill be goin to my doc soon i think . do u think its possible it might just be a hemmoroid or are there other symptoms that u can inform me of that go along with lower intestinal probs and the bleeding??

March 4, 2013 - 9:40pm
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Hello Anonymous,

Are you still having bleeding with bowel movements?

With hemorrhoids, you will notice blood when you wipe or on the outside of the stool.

If there is a lower intestinal problem, you will notice blood mixed in the stool.


March 6, 2013 - 6:23pm
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

ahhh thx for replying ...sounds like i just have hemorrhoids whew ...something i can fix ;) .............without having to go to a doc right away lol i feel a bit more relieved now !! if thats all it is ......

March 9, 2013 - 8:59am
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