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dark brown blood in stool

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Secreted mucus: The lining of the bowel is composed of mucosal cells which secrete mucus. This is in association with the microbiome or bacterial content inherent wi ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Mucus or Blood: The color of bowel mucus can be affected by diet, the presence of bile, colon transit time, etc. Dark coloring, as you describe, could represent old b ... Read More
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Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor: and get checked and diagnosed then it can be treated,

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
See a doctor: This needs to be evaluated by a physician to determine the cause of the blood loss.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Blood bad in stool: Any amount of bleeding in stool, be it bright red, maroon or black demands prompt and thorough evaluation. Many of the causes will not just go away by ... Read More
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Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor asap: as blood in the stool is never normal Black blood usually means it is coming from the stomach and has changed color due stomach acid and enzymes affec ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
24 years experience Hospital-based practice
Need GI Follow Up: Darker the stool higher up the GI tract. Now you mention red brown than more red. Sounds like you could have hemorrhoids but the black tar could be an ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Seek prompt: medical assessment for GI bleeding.
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Dr. Joy Jackson
19 years experience Family Medicine
You : You need to schedule a visit with your doctor asap for this issue. Lower rectal bleeding can be due to many things (hemorrhoids, infections, cancer, f ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Rectal blood: Old or new can be from hemorrhoid, or something more serious - polyp, divertic, rectal tear, cancer. You need to see a doctor, and then a look with a ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Gastroenterologist: A gastroenterologist is best to evaluate and treat you. Appropriate testing will be done. Inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis or Cro ... Read More
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
29 years experience Pain Management
Need evaluation: Likely hemorrhoids. But better get the evaluation.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Collins
41 years experience Family Medicine
Constipation?: It may be that you are constipated, then when you go you have to strain a lot, causing some bleeding and then loose stool after the hard stool comes o ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
See an OB/GYN: Right away. This could be one of several things, including a spontaneous abortion (miscarriage), infection, etc. You should be seen quickly, examine ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to know for sure without examining you, but what you described suggests hemorrhoids. It would be useful to see your doctor as even ... Read More
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