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how to tell if there is blood in your stool

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Med eval: You get it checked if happens more than once. Possible causes include: fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, cancer, infections or inflammation.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It is different: Blood in stools can either be red in which case it is not difficult to tell because no food looks like pure red blood. But blood can also turn stools ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Many possibilities: Blood in stool has many reasons, e.g. Hemorrhoids, vascular malformations in colon, telescoping of one part of bowel into an adjoining part, ulceratio ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perry Milman
47 years experience Gastroenterology
See your doctor: Blood in the stool is never normal, but it could arise from something as simple as a hemorrhoid. Never assume that the blood is just from "pushing." ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Get med check: Possible causes for rectal bleeding include hemorrhoids, fissures, fistulas, cancer, injury & inflammation or infection of gut.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
28 years experience General Surgery
Hemmorhoids: Many people present with piles and this can actually be the issue or one of many other problems that your doctor can help there are dietary, behavior ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
32 years experience General Practice
View control results: Most occult stool blood tests have a control spot on the paper that turns color (usually blue) . If the control turns color but the stool sample und ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Seriously...: ...why delay getting your baby immediate care awaiting an internet response?
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
19 years experience Sports Medicine
Most likely a : This is most likely due to an anal fissure. These typically are not worrisome. I recommend monitoring. If it gets worse, or you start to see more b ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Gastritis: Alcohol can be very hard on the lining of the gut to the point even of bleeding.
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