IBS and blood in stool – A complete Guide

IBS and Blood in stool are considered very threatening. Although it is dangerous for the health of a IBS patient, rectal bleeding is not life-threatening. Bleeding through the anus is called rectal bleeding. If you are suffering from this disease, you need not worry about it. We will discuss causes and treatments of blood in the stool

Impacts of Blood in Stool

  • Weakness
  • Laziness
  • Depression

IBS Blood in Stool

One reason for bleeding during pooping is Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Rectal bleeding may appear in following forms

  • Blood may be present in a stool or on a stool.
  • Blood on toilet tissue while wiping is also a form of blood in the stool.
  • It can be diagnosed by laboratory test because sometimes blood is occult.

Bloody Mucus in Stool

Furthermore, the other form of rectal bleeding is bright red blood in mucus. It is also a shocking and ominous thing for a patient. Irritable Bowel Syndrome can become a cause of bloody mucus.


A major reason for this disease is IBS. Consequently, Irritable Bowel Syndrome can become a cause of Constipation, Diarrhea, Bloating, and Abdominal Pain. IBS can create following problems in the gut and digestive system.

  • Anal Fissure: A small tear or crack in tissues of the anus is called Anal Fissure. Due to IBS, the patient faces Constipation or Diarrhea.Constipation or Diarrhea breaks down the digestive system and cracks the anus which causes rectal bleeding.
  • Hemorrhoid: These are blood vessels present in the rectum. Due to Irritable Bowel Syndrome, hemorrhoid swell which causes blood in the stool.
  • Diverticulosis: It is a disease of the stomach. Diverticulosis may become a cause of bleeding during pooping.
  • Colitis: Symptoms of Colitis Are Diarrhea, Bloating, and Abdominal Pain. Irritable Bowel Syndrome may be one of the causes of Colitis.

How to Diagnose Rectal Bleeding due to Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Causes of blood in the stool can be diagnosed through following methods

  • Regular Physical Examination
  • Anoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Angiograms
  • Blood Tests
  • Radionuclide Scan


Blood in Stool Treatment is very confusing. After diagnosing the actual cause of bleeding, it is not difficult to treat. The first duty of a physician is that he should try to stop a hemorrhage.

How to Stop Blood in Stool?

There are certain precautions to stop the blood.

  • Drink more water in daily routine
  • Eat food containing fiber in high quantity
  • Use low FODMAPs
  • Low-stress working environment


Endoscopy: Endoscopy is a method to interject different chemicals at affected area of the stomach. By doing this, blood in stool treatment is possible.

Antibiotics: Several causes of this disease can be cured by antibiotics medicines. Antibiotics are useful for colitis and H.pylori.

Remedies for Constipation

Following are the drugs to prevent constipation

  • Psyllium
  • Magnesium Hydroxide
  • Senna (Sennosides)

Medications for Diarrhea

  • Florastor
  • Lonox
  • Motofen
  • Rifaximin

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