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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Blood in stool: Blood in the stool is never normal. Sometimes it turns out to be due to causes that are of no consequence, but sometimes it could be due to serious is ... Read More

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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Any blood in the stool should be evaluated. Please see a doctor.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not normal: Blood in the stool is not normal and needs to be explained. Causes can range from local irritation, anal fissure ( crack in the tissue), hemorrhoid, ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Bloody stools: Yes, it is a medical emergency. You should go to the ER.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Ricker
17 years experience Gastroenterology
Bleeding: Most likely hemorrhoids. Diverticular bleeding is painless and rather large in volume. It would scare you if you never saw it before. Glad to know you ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be anything: Some of the diagnoses are irritable bowel syndrome vs infectious cause like amoeba or giardia but it would be better to see your doctor if this remai ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. MPHATA NORMAN MABASA
Specializes in
Blood in stools : Bright red blood usually caused by rectal bleeding usually hemorrhoids usually internal hemorrhoids which are not prolapsed. Dark blood usually refer ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Get it checked!: For someone your age, hemorrhoids are probably to blame, but something more serious could be to blame. I'd discuss with a primary care provider first. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Get evaluated.: I don't know the reason for blood in your stool. Causes can include: hemmorrhoids, fissure, fistula, cancer or inflammation or infection of GI tract. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
27 years experience Gastroenterology
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

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