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.
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.
Blood in Stool: Causes and Diagnosis
WebMD explains the causes of bloody stools, the tests to diagnose the underlying problem, and treatment options.
What Causes Black, Tarry Stools?
If you notice your poop is black or tarry, it might be due to something as simple as a change in your diet or a new medicine you're taking. Sometimes, though, it's a sign of a medical problem that you don't want to ignore. Learn why your stool may have a different color and when you should call your doctor.
Bloody Stools in Children
A bloody stool is often not a serious problem in young children, but call your pediatrician.
Slideshows & Images
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.
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.