Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
The blood or pus in your stool is concerning, and it suggests a bacterial infection.
Some bacterial infections in the colon result from food contamination, but one infection can arise after antibiotic treatment.
Antibiotic treatment can kill and clear away some harmless bacteria types in the colon, making room for other bacteria strains to grow and multiply. Occasionally, a harmful bacteria type can establish a serious infection in the bowel when this change occurs.
Have you been treated with antibiotics at any time in the past six weeks?
- Abdomen and Pelvis
- See also:
- Acid Reflux Treatment
- Blood in the Urine in Men
- Causes of Impotence
- Colon Cancer Screening
- Constipation in Adults
- Difficulty Passing Urine
- Intestinal Gas Guide
- Loss of Control of Urine in Men
- Lumps or Pain Within the Scrotum
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Painful or Frequent Urination in Men
- Penis Pain, Sores, Discharge or Lumps
- Rectal Bleeding
- Rectal Pain or Itching
- Recurring Abdominal Pain
- Sexual Problems in Men
- Treatment of Impotence
- Understanding New and Severe Abdominal Pain
- Understanding PSA
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