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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Brown
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Blood coating stool: Blood coating stool but negative occult blood is most likely do to minor hemorrhoidal bleeding. if it is frequent, I would recommend a rectal exam an ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood on stool: Rare blood with a very hard BM may occur as it may be irritation or hemorrhoids but if this is occurring over months you needs to have a colonoscopy ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Brewer
34 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends: We risk stratify all symptoms. We put together a puzzle to include age, is blood bright red or not, is it actually in or on the stool or on the tissu ... Read More
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Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Several thoughts.: If stools otherwise look normal in color and consistency, then could be hemorrhoids or anal fissure. If accompanied by diarrhea and episodic, could b ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
37 years experience Emergency Medicine
At your age: Painless bright red blood in or on an otherwise normal bowel movement could be as simple as an internal hemorrhoid, but if bleeding becomes significan ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See doctor: It is important to ascertain the cause of blood in stool. It may be something as simple as hemorrhoids or could be more serious. Bleeding, even from, ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Proctitis? Colitis?: Probably you have proctitis (rectal inflammation). Maybe inflammatory bowel disease involving the rectum, i.e. ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease. ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Various colors: Make sure by doing a hemocult test. It depends where the blood originates, what the color is. if you are hemocult positive, you may need a colonoscopy ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
I'm sorry to hear: that you swallowed some glass, I assume inadvertently. If it has been more than a day, it's likely that the glass has exited your stomach and entered ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
22 years experience Medical Oncology
Probably OK: A small drop of red blood on your stool or toilet paper is most likely from a hemorrhoid. These are small dilated blood vessels that can form near the ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
That's food: Blood appears as bright red or black. The latter is transformed blood high up in GI tract that has reached the distal bowel. Bright red blood is fro ... Read More

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