Blood On Toilet, Bloody Or Red Colored Stools, Foul Smelling Stools And Frequent Bowel Movements

Reviewed on 7/13/2021

Foul smelling stools and frequent bowel movements can be seen with chronic conditions such as cystic fibrosis as well as with inflammatory bowel diseases or irritable bowel syndrome. Blood on the toilet or bloody stools can be seen with some inflammatory conditions and are also present in certain types of cancers. The finding of blood in your stool warrants medical attention to determine the cause and proper treatment. Always discuss your symptoms with your doctor any time you are concerned.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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