Bright red blood in the stool can be an indication of several conditions, including an anal fissure, polyps, diverticula, Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids, ulcerative colitis, angiodysplasia and cancer, among other condition... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Blood in the stool is primarily caused by bleeding somewhere along the gastrointestinal tract, states WebMD. This internal hemorrhaging can be attributed to several disorders and diseases, including hemorrhoids, divertic... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Hemorrhoids, anal fissures, diverticulosis and colon polyps are the most common causes of blood in the stool, as confirmed by MedicineNet. Blood in the stool ranges in color from bright red to black. More »

Causes of mucus in the stool include dehydration, constipation and gastrointestinal inflammatory conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease and rectal ulcers, states Healthline. Conditions such as dive... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

A sitz bath can help relieve pain and discomfort from many conditions, such as hemorrhoids, constipation or an anal fissure, according to WebMD. While sitting in an at-home sitz bath, the warm water increases blood flow ... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Some causes of chronic blood loss are complications of peptic ulcer and inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, according to WebMD and the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. Extre... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

According to MedlinePlus, foul-smelling stool can indicate a variety of medical conditions including celiac disease, Crohn's disease, chronic pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis, intestinal infection, malabsorption or short-bo... More »