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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
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
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
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
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
27 years experience Gastroenterology
See below: The most common causes of blood in the stool are hemorrhoids and an anal fissure (tear in anus). Other causes include cancer, poyps, diverticulosis, a ... Read More
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Dr. Jan Rakinic
38 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
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
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
14 years experience Family Medicine
Get checked out.: For most people, the most common cause of blood in the stool is caused by hemorrhoids or anal fissures. However, we take it seriously because colon a ... Read More
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Dr. Sean O Donovan
34 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Get checked: Blood always needs an explanation, but is also common to many benign problems, like hemorrhoids, anal fissures and overall irritated lower GI tract fo ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Corrado
41 years experience Family Medicine
Many answers: There are many causes of blood in the stool. Some like rectal fissure or hemorrhoids are uncomfortable but are generally benign. Others like cancer or ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Hemorrhoids: Usually but can be many other things including infection, inflammatory bowel disease and tumors, both benign and malignant. See a colorectal surgeon s ... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
Be seen: There are many reasons for blood in stool, from hemorrhoids, to infections, to cancer. Your doctor can best direct your care.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
15 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Many possibilities: Broadly, bright red blood in stool comes from bleeding low in the GI tract (large intestine or rectum), or sometimes from rapid upper GI bleeding. Com ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not normal. d/w MD: Passing blood in stool is always abnormal and needs to be discussed with your doctor and needs further evaluation. It may be caused by many factors su ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Oh answered
21 years experience Internal Medicine
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.
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