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Blood in my poop should I be worried

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ryan
Dentistry 50 years experience
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
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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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Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
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 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Blood in Stool: Simple hemoccult test in office after a rectal exam or stool test for blood will tell whether you really have blood in stool or not. If positive, it m... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
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
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 17 years experience
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
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 41 years experience
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 21-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
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Be seen: What you are describing is concerning for bleeding in your gi system. I would certainly be seen and thoroughly evaluated.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aylwin david Nathaniel
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Bacteria: there might be an imbalance in the bacteria in the gut. try different probiotics and see if it makes a difference

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