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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Don't know: Reasons for blood in stools can include hemorrhoids, fistulas, fissures, cancer, infection and inflammatory conditions. Get checked.

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
35 years experience Interventional Radiology
Yes. : Yes. You need to see a doctor for this right away. It may be something as simple as hemorrhoids, but it could also be much more serious. Bleeding l ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Rectal bleed with: Blood in the bowl needs an exam. Perirectal hemorrhoids are common, rectal fissures or even confusion with vaginal blood are common benign. It's highe ... Read More
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Contact surgeon: Severe abdominal pain a week after appendectomy isn't normal. Nor is blood in toilet. Contact surgeon who may send you to ER for evaluation & trea ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Hamstra
35 years experience Pediatrics
Hemorrhoids likely: Small lblood vessels just inside the anus can dilate as internal hemorrhoids and cause some bright red blood to show on stool or in toilet water - sca ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Lipkis
47 years experience Gastroenterology
Probably: This would be the most common cause of bright red rectal bleeding in a young adult with a history of hemorrhoid problems, especially if the blood is o ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ryan
49 years experience Dentistry
It depends : If blood in the stool 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Rectal bleeding.: Causes of rectal bleeding can include hemorrhoids, fissures, fistula, cancer or GI tract inflammation or infection. Get it checked out if it has occu ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids and anal fissures can cause blood on the toilet paper. However, an examination of the anal area by a physician is important to rule out ca ... Read More
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