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Bright red blood in toilet bowl after bowel movement

A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 31 years experience
Parasites?: Blood in the stool can be caused by infections of the gut or hemorrhoid ( bright red blood) or auto-immune diseases of gut ( crohn's disease etc). Tak... Read More
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Hemorrhoids?: You may have hemorrhoids , but sice you are having bloody bowel movements, further follow up is necessary with either your doctor or a gastroenterolog... Read More

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Bright red blood: Especially associated with straining suggests hemorrhoidal bleeding. Stool softeners and get it checked out.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
You need: to have this evaluated ASAP! Bright red blood can be a symptom of a number of conditions benign and more serious!!! Dizzyness may mean that the bleedi... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
No!: Panic is pointless. Also, pale pink is likely to be a minor issue - but minor only means that a good exam will lead to a good solution based on an exa... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Sounds like: hemorrhoidal pain/bleeding...YOU NEED TO HAVE THIS evaluated!! There is specific treatment and continued bleeding is dangerous..start with your Famil... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
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 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Lipkis
Gastroenterology 49 years experience
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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 53 years experience
Bleeding hemorrhoids: Bright red blood on the stool is usually due to bleeding internal hemorrhoids, especially in a young adult. It's more apt to happen if you're constip... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Possibilities...: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.G rectal trauma, fissure, hemorrhoids with straining), but evaluation is al... Read More