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Blood in stool

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Not normal, get help: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.G rectal trauma), but evaluation is... Read More
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Not normal: You need to be seen, evaluated and treated depending on the cause of the bleeding. See your doctor or a GI doctor. At 19 yo probably something simple ... Read More
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Hemorrhoids: Most common cause is hemorrhoids. If you are over 50 or if you have a family history of colon cancer you should get a colonoscopy done to rule out co... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
A lot of things: Many things can cause blood in the stool (i presume you talk about bright red blood and not black tarry stools) including simple things like hemorrhoi... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Blood in stool.: Possible causes of blood in stool include: fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, cancer, ulcers, infections, inflammation, Diverticular disease & Angio... Read More
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Lots of things: The most common causes of blood in the stool are hemorrhoids and an anal fissure (tear in anus). Other causes include cancer, poyps, diverticulosis, ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Ohanswered
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
See doc: It could be hemrrhoids but also could be something serious like colon cancer. See your doc for rectal exam, blood test and possibly colonoscopy.
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Colon and Rectal Surgery 38 years experience
See doctor: Rectal bleeding is not normal and should always be evaluated. See a colorectal surgeon, who will do a complete evaluatin and examination, and can trea... Read More
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See your doctor: Blood in the stool is never normal.It can be as simple as a hemorrhoid or a cancer or ulcerative colitis or........
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Blood in stool : This could be many issues involving the lower intestinal tract. The most common cause is hemorrhoids but other more serious conditions such as colon ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
See your doc: Maybe hemorrhoids, but 48 is close enough to 50 for "screening colonoscopy"- look for polyps-precancerous growths, in people with no symptoms (e.g. Bl... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Abnormal: Remember and I have said it many times, any blood in the stool is abnormal and needs to be evaluated promptly by a specialist, either GI or colorectal... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Several: Melena or hematochezia. The former usually is tarry black and the latter is more fresh looking blood. Both need to be quickly evaluated and a diagnosi... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Colonoscopy: You may need colonoscoy to find cause of bleeding,probably could be hemorrhoid.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
MD visit: At your age (unless you have a very strong family history) it's probably hemorrhoids but blood in the stool is never normal and should be evaluated. S... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Borade
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
See a GI: Blood in the stool(hematochezia) can be from various sources. Most common is hemorrhoids related or it can be from inflammation of the colon(colitis) ... Read More

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