Bloody stools often indicate an injury or disorder in the digestive tract. Your doctor may use the term "melena" to describe black, tarry, and foul-smelling stools or "hematochezia" to describe red- or maroon-colored stools.

Symptom severities
Severe
30
Moderate
58
Mild
76
None
258
What patients report taking for the purpose of treating Blood in stool
Patients
Colonoscopy 6
Phenylephrine 1
Sulfasalazine 1
Preparation H 1
Hydrocortisone topical 1
Prednisone 1
Omeprazole 1
Vancocin 1
Prednisolone 1
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