Blood in Stool Directory
Blood in the stool may be obvious to the eye or unnoticeable. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how blood in stool is caused, how to treat it, and much more.
Blood in Stool: Causes and Diagnosis
WebMD explains the causes of bloody stools, the tests to diagnose the underlying problem, and treatment options.
The Fecal Occult Blood Test
Learn more from WebMD about the fecal occult blood test -- and others -- which is used to detect blood in the stool.
Causes of Bleeding in the Digestive Tract-Topic Overview
Causes of bleeding in the stomach and intestines (digestive tract) include: Regular use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin and ibuprofen. These medicines can irritate the stomach lining and cause an ulcer. Inflammatory bowel disease. Colon polyps or colorectal cancer,especially in older adults. It is important to identify and treat these as early as possible,...
Bloody Stools in Children
A bloody stool is often not a serious problem in young children, but call your pediatrician. Take these steps to treat blood in stools.
Slideshows & Images
What Kind of Poop Do I Have?
The Bristol Stool Scale is a way to talk about shapes and types of poop, what doctors call stools. It's also known as the Meyers Scale.
The Intestines (Human Anatomy): Picture, Function, Location, Parts, Definition, and Conditions
WebMD's Intestines Anatomy Page provides a detailed image and definition of the intestines. Learn about its parts, location in the body, function, and conditions that affect the intestines.