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How long can i wait with bloody stools to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Dont wait: I would not wait, cause black stool can signify bleeding from your stomach or small bowell. You need to be seen asap if you had this problem for awhi... Read More

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Bloody stools: Any good family doctor should be able to handle the initial evaluation and management of bloody stools just fine. There is a significant possibility, ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Younus
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Please PCP: Low grade fever and bloody stools need to be evaluated. Your doc might send you for fecal exam/culture if needed, complete blood panel, may be cultur... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
See a GI: Establishing presence or absence of significant GI diseases like Celiac disease or IBD or Malabsorption syndromes could be helpful
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Yes: Bleeding from any orifice needs to be checked out. It may be just hemorrhoids but even that can cause anemia. For good health - Have a diet rich in fr... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Sooner is better: There are many things that can cause blood in stool like hemorrhoids but the key issue is to find anything really serious early. For that reason, see... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
BRBPR due to...: This may just be hemorrhoids from straining but bleeding from rectum (brbpr) may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammator... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: Yes, if you see or feel new changes then see your doctor for an evaluation. They can give you instructions on care and treatment if needed.
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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Hemorrhoids : Hemorrhoids in men are usually caused by constipation and straining while having a bowel movement. I do not believe beer will cause hemorrhoids, howev... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Sooner is better: Bleeding, except normal menstrual bleeding, is always a cause for concern and you should see your doctor as soon as you can. For good health - Have a ... Read More

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