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I had severe dehydration now I have blood in my stool do I need to be worried

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
No, see Dr: Sounds like two issues present--blood in stool (=not normal) and urinary tract infection (=not normal). See your dr / urgent care / er for evaluation ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not yet: Likely anal fissure/ hemorrhoidal bleed due to constipation. Stay well hydrated, increase the amount of fruit and vegetables in your diet. If symptoms ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Exam: I know that you are shy;however, you will need an abdominal and rectal exam to determine the cause of the bleeding.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Evaluation: You should see gastroenterology for evaluation and treatment as soon as possible.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clifton Schermerhorn
39 years experience in General Practice
Rather than worry: Blood in the stool can be from many causes...From a lesion to infection to hemorrhoids...Regardless, it needs to be checked out. Instead of worrying, ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: You should see a GI doc asap .That can be a sign of many underlying serious conditions.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience in Medical Oncology
Probably not serious: A SMALL quantity of bright red blood in the stool of a young person (like you) is usually due to a trivial cause such as anal fissure or hemorrhoid. ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience in Gastroenterology
Get work-up: Changes in bowel habits, abdominal pain, and rectal bleeding are all potential warning signs of colon and rectal cancer. Don't mess around, see a gas ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience in General Surgery
Ulcerative colitis: No simple answer to care and treatment of uc. Start with a low fat, low gluten diet and a bowel regimen. Avoid alcohol and nicotine. Your primary doc ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Blood in the stool is never normal. Causes can range to the common hemorrhoid to the more serious colon cancer. Get an eval with a GI doctor and col ... Read More
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