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My 17 year old son has blood in his stool and goes to the bathroom after each meal he says he feels good what could it be

A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Various things: Bright red blood can be an anal fissure. Blood mixed throughout stool warrants a visit to the doctor. Bloody loose stool could be salmonella or simila... Read More
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 37 years experience
Follow up pls: If this persists or is associated with other symptoms such as pain, cramping, swollen joints or a rash, a visit with your doctor is indicated.

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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
ED: Seek care from a physician via Emergency Department or elsewhere. It could be something benign like your gastrocolic reflex mediating severe diarrhea... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randall Rogers
Colon and Rectal Surgery 45 years experience
Itching, fissure: fissures are very painful and cause pain and bright bleeding but 90 percent heal completely without much intervention. during the last stage of healin... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Exam: I know that you are shy;however, you will need an abdominal and rectal exam to determine the cause of the bleeding.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
NO blood: No blood should be in the stool If the child is constipated then this may explain it. BUT. the child needs seen by the doctor and then problem reevalu... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Sounds like you are : Constipated . Occasional blood in the stools are normal if you suffer from constipation.Change in caliber might be more concerning . You need to discu... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Occult blood test: Fecal occult blood test is done to see if you have evidence of bleeding in the GI tract. The sensitivity will be very low if it is done only once. The... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 19 years experience
? Hemorrhoids: Your description sounds like hemorrhoids but could be something more serious. Go see your regular doctor.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perry Milman
49 years experience
See your PCP or GI: See your family doctor first, and he/she might refer you to a gastroenterologist or a colorectal surgeon depending on what he thinks the bleeding is c... Read More
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