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I have had some blood in my stool i had a tooth pulled and it did bleed a lot im thinking it is from that its not a lot should i be concerned

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not likely: Blood from your tooth would be digested and come out black instead of red. If you are having blood in the stool, you should see your doctor.
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Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Likely not: The color of blood is usually rather dark if it is coming from tooth site.
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Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
Yes: If you still have blood in your stool in 12 -24 hours you should contact your md as it is not related to the tooth extraction.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 8 years experience
Bright red blood in the stool can be caused by multiple gastrointestinal causes such as hemorrhoids, anal fissures, diverticulosis, and inflammatory b... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
N to related to extraction. Check in with your general practitioner for advice. He/she may want to do a stool sample.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Agree with Dr. Galima: Tooth extraction would not explain blood in stool, if the color was due to blood. You can get a kit from a pharmacy to test for... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Rectal exam: Your symptoms may be due to hemorrhoids or a rectal fissure. A rectal exam should be done. In the meantime take a stool softener, apply warm compresse... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Hemofrrhoids: If the blood was on the outside of the stool and on the paper without any other symptoms, this is very unlikely to be anything else.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valery Uhl
Radiation Oncology 37 years experience
Not normal-see MD: Please see your physician within 1-2 weeks if you have blood in stool. You need further evaluation.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
See doctor: See a doctor and get the hemorrhoids treated. Bleeding from hemorrhoids can cause anemia.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Wilk
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Surgery - Colorectal 53 years experience
Hemorrhoids bleed: Blood in the stool is never "normal". However, bright anal blood on the outside of stool is usually from hemorrhoids (swollen anal veins). They are no... Read More
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Family Medicine 39 years experience
Bleeding hemorrhoid: Hemorrhoids can bleed as long as they are being irritated/abraded by hard stools or frequent stools or straining to have a bowel movement. Use stool s... Read More
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A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids can cause rectal bleeding and so can other colon issues that can be evaluated with a colonoscopy
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
Bloody stool: Is never normal! jelly looking blood is suggestive of clots. This is as close as it gets to a medical emergency. Do not delay and go to the nearest f... Read More
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