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blood in my poop should I be worried

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ryan
49 years experience Dentistry
It depends : If blood in the stoll is red, it may be from a hemorrhoid. This needs to be evaluated and treated, but is fairly common. If the blood or stoll is dar ... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. Dry constipated stools, that are difficult to pass can lead to blood with a bowel movement. Pushing down to pass hard stools can be associa ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not really: Usually blood on tissue signifies local irritation that heals in short time. If persistent or associated with other symptoms, then worth a discussion ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
31 years experience Emergency Medicine
Colonoscopy: Your doctor needs to refer you to a gastroenterologist for a colonoscopy.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: He needs an exam. May only be bleeding hemorrhoids, but other more serious causes need to be ruled out. He is also likely to become anemic if this con ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Get it checked: Blood in your stools is a reason for a prompt evaluation. If you are dizzy or lightheaded, you should have a friend drive you to the emergency room. ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience Pediatrics
Weight loss: You should be worried, it is quite unusual to lose weight in a ten year old. Stooling that often is not normal and celiac is not the only consideratio ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possibilities: There several possibilities for bright red blood after wiping, including hemorrhoids, anal fissure, and tears. Bleeding is not normal, and should be c ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sabine Hazan
28 years experience Gastroenterology
See a gi doc: Bleeding from the gut ESP painless go see a gi doc
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Be seen: What you are describing is concerning for bleeding in your gi system. I would certainly be seen and thoroughly evaluated.
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