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Microscopic blood in stool

A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Siamak Milanchi
Colon and Rectal Surgery 25 years experience
A lot of things: Could be from polyp or cancer of the colon, crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulosis, stomach ulcer, stomach cancer and other diseases. Any... Read More

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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Absolutely...: There are several biologic pathways by which cells grow into cancer--this is particularly true with colon cancer. "interval colon cancers" are defined... Read More
Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
The screening : Interval is 10 years. This to catch a lesion prior to cancer. See the results of your recent colonoscopy. If you had one within 10 years i would be... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Possible mistake?: ...its a warning sign. May be predictable (e.g. rectal trauma, fissure, hemorrhoids with straining), but evaluation is always appropriate. A rule of t... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Melena: Black tarry stool, otherwise known as melena, can sometimes be due to diverticulitis, but certainly can be a sign of bleeding in the upper digestive t... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Not normal, get help: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.G rectal trauma), but evaluation is... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
A lot of things: Many things can cause blood in the stool (i presume you talk about bright red blood and not black tarry stools) including simple things like hemorrhoi... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Abnormal: Remember and I have said it many times, any blood in the stool is abnormal and needs to be evaluated promptly by a specialist, either GI or colorectal... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Borade
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
See a GI: Blood in the stool(hematochezia) can be from various sources. Most common is hemorrhoids related or it can be from inflammation of the colon(colitis) ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
Internal Medicine 56 years experience
Several: Hemorrhoids, proctitis, polyps, colitis, cancer.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
MD time: There is no way i can tell you why but blood in the stool, especially if significant, is not normal and should be evaluated. Hopefully is nothing of i... Read More

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