Related Conditions

Visit your primary care physician if you are experiencing any of the list of conditions.

Diarrhea

Diarrhea is the sudden increase in the frequency and looseness of bowel movements (BMs); mild diarrhea is the passage of a few loose or mushy BMs; severe diarrhea is the passage of many watery BMs.

Constipation, Age 12 and Older

Constipation occurs when stools are difficult to pass. Some people are overly concerned with the frequency of their bowel movements because they...

Blood in stool, melena

Blood in the stool may be the only symptom of colorectal cancer, but not all blood in the stool is caused by cancer. Other conditions that can...

Bleeding, rectal

Many people have small amounts of rectal bleeding. Irritation of the rectum from diarrhea or constipation, a small hemorrhoid, or an anal fissure...

Diverticulosis of colon

Diverticulosis is a condition that develops when pouches form in the wall of the colon. These pouches may be up to 0.25 inches (6.4 mm) in diameter...