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Can Blood In Stool Mean Hiv

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Diarrhea and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Diarrhea and HIV How Does Diarrhea Affect the Body? Treating Your Diarrhea Taking Care of Yourself Diarrhea and HIV Diarrhea is one of the most common problems for people living with HIV(HIV+). It can affect as many as 80 percent of HIV+ people. While diarrheacaused by advanced HIV disease has decreased, many HIV+ people have diarrheafrom their HIV drugs. Diarrhea occurs when you have bowel movements more...
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What Does it mean when you find blood in your stool?

Hi! My name is valene. I just recently had a lot of blood and i mean a lot in my stool. This isn't the first time. However, this time was the most I had ever saw. What could this mean? Thanks!...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
There are a number of conditions that can cause blood in the stool. Some are not too serious (like hemorrhoids) while others can be very serious (like cancer).If you've had blood in your stool (especially like you, for some time), I'd... Read more »

blood in stool

Hello, I have been diagnosed of HIV positive in August 2011 and I,m currently taking Travuda and Sustiva for about 3 months now. Since last week, I noticed blood in my stool. It continued for about 2-3 days and stopped. So I had sex after, where I...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Sorry to hear about your problem.Blood in teh stool could be caused by a number of things.It may simply be hemorrhoids, which are enlarged veins aound the anus (the end of the intestinal tract). These can form when people eat a diet that lacks... Read more »

when passing stool, no stool, only blood. please help !

I am a 23 years male old, and have "Piles" but they are almost gone, when this morning i passed some stool,normally.In the afternoon, my abdomen started to gurgle, as if i wanted to pass gas, so i went to the washroom. Upon defecation , I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Unfortunately there is not much I can do for you over the Internet. If you are passing significant amounts of blood per rectum, you need to be seen by a physician, either your personal physician or an emergency room/urgent care doctor as soon... Read more »

blood in stool?

Can Blood in ones stool indicate HIV or ARS?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Blood in stool is not due to HIV itself, but can be due to some of the opportunistic complications of advanced HIV disease, such as CMV colitis.... Read more »
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Blood in stool????

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is blood in a stool a symptom? I read yesterday that green stool is not a symptom but what about little blood particles on toilet paper after defecating? (Sorry for the visual) Read more »

Blood in stool ?

Posted by NeverAgain, 3 Replies
Well, I need some help on this one,

Can blood in stool be a sign of HIV infection (early infection) ?

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blood in stool

Posted by une_fille, 2 Replies
isn't this just f*cking great. what the f*ck is going to be next. i had a bought of diarrhea over the weekend and just thought i ate some bad seafood. now yesterday and today i've had blood every time i had a bowel movement. i don't mean just a... Read more »

Dark Stool

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Over the past week, I've noticed that my stool has become extremely dark (almost black). Is that a symptom of this virus? Read more »