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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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Breen
8 years experience General Practice
See your doctor: There are many cause of blood in the stools. Hemorrhoids and anal fissures can cause bloody stools without symptoms. However, croh's disease and ulc ... Read More
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Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Sludge?: White count doesn't mean much. If you havent had an abdominal ultrasound, that would be the first test to get. If you have had one, a hida scan would ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Yes it is: but it's in the high normal range. If you're obese it would also be important to see what your glucose is 2 hours after a meal and even do a hba1c to ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Blood in stool...: ...Isn't brown. It's red, or it's black, depending on where it comes from. I suggest you see your doctor. S/he can likely do a simple stool test, c ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shayan Vyas
15 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
Blood in stool: Dark blood would indicate you have a GI bleed in the upper track and bright blood would indicate gi bleed in the lower GI tract. You should see a doct ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cindy Williams
38 years experience Pediatrics
Bloody stool: That is not the first line of treatment. Have her seen, though. There are some simpler tests to be done, first.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience Family Medicine
Hemorrhoids: If you are otherwise young and healthy, this is most likely local blood you are seeing. I would expect that it is bright red blood, and not maroon or ... Read More
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A 53-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
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Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
BRBPR: BRBPR= Bright red blood per rectum. Top causes are hemorrhoids and anal fissures. You need a full exam and rectal exam to make diagnosis. Lab work may ... Read More

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