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

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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A member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
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
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Dr. Mohammed Younus
30 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
See a doc: you can stay on liquid diet eat yogurt avoid greasy and spicy food have you visited any third world country for any reason including mexico even for a ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
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
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
39 years experience Anesthesiology
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
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
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
18 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
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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