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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Not so fast...: Get tested for Thyroid,Diabetes....etc first.

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Weightloss: Unexplained weightloss is always suspicious for malignancy and lymphoma in your age group would not be unusual. What do you mean "blood work was fine" ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Possibly IBS.: These symptoms don't sound worrisome, unless this is a distinct change your bowel habits. For it to be IBS, the symptoms would have to persist for six ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaad Abdullah
16 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: Palafer usually refers to iron supplements. It can make your stool appear black and possibly look like bleeding but usually i would expect such a medi ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Hemorrhoids: Usually but can be many other things including infection, inflammatory bowel disease and tumors, both benign and malignant. See a colorectal surgeon s ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
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 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Slade Suchecki
17 years experience Family Medicine
Many reasons: There are many causes of blood in the stool. This is reason for evaluation by your primary care physician or in cases with sigificnt bleeding to get e ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: There are several stds that can cause proctitis (anal/rectal inflammation with pain, bleeding and discharge), especially after anal sex. These includ ... Read More
A 10-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
29 years experience Pediatrics
Multiple: Many times if the child is constipated there will be a bit of blood from an anal fissure ( cut) . Sometimes it may mean some viral infection. Sometime ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Ndeto
44 years experience Anesthesiology
It depends.: Commonly no unless one is constipated from a protracted opiate use. Simply put, blood in stoole will commonly not be from opiates ingestion and would ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Lots of things: The most common causes of blood in the stool are hemorrhoids and an anal fissure (tear in anus). Other causes include cancer, poyps, diverticulosis, ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Bleeding.: Bleeding in your GI tract. This needs evaluation by your doc soon if not immediately.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience Family Medicine
Fissure: Yes, hard stool passage can cause small tears called fissures of the anus and cause blood, especially on the tissue. Straining at stool can lead to he ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Internal Damage: A tear, Fissure, Fistula in the rectum and anus. Or a hemorrhoid. This is not to be ignored.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Many causes: Hemorrhoids, a fissure, and cancer are the most common causes. Blood in the stool requires a health care provider evaluation. Please arrange one.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
The whole stool: It's like a very dark maroon like to black. Not black speckles.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
No: There is no connection between the hernia and the stools.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Bleeding: Ulcer means a discontinuity or break in a bodily membrane. When you have ulcer you can bleed. If that happens in the GI tract -yes you could have bl ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Choi
Dr. Paul Choi answered
36 years experience Gastroenterology
Bloody in Stool: Food in general does not cause bleeding, unless there is an extensive irritation (such as very, very spicy food), or trauma to the lining of intestine ... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Siamak Milanchi
24 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Not usually in blood: Rectal bleeding is not usually symptom of ibs. Hemorrhoids, anal fissures, ulcerative colitis, crohn's disease, diverticular disease, infection , canc ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Yim
Dr. John Yim answered
28 years experience Surgical Oncology
Extremely Unlikely: A metastasis to the intestines or rectum can cause this but is extremely unlikely. More importantly, you should be evaluated for other causes of the ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Hemorrhoids: Usually but can be many other things including infection, inflammatory bowel disease and tumors, both benign and malignant. See a colorectal surgeon s ... Read More
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