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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Rectal bleeding: Common sources for rectal bleeding include hemorrhoids, but other causes can be the following: anal fissure, proctitis, cancer, diverticulosis, consti ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
You need: To see a GI doctor or colorectal surgeon, sooner rather than later before it becomes a life threatening emergency! this does not seem like something y ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vlad Apostol
9 years experience in Internal Medicine
Emergency room visit: It is advisable to go to the emergency room if you feel you are having such large amounts of bright red blood per rectum, especially with associated s ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Horak ii
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Blood in stool: Suspicious but your age is in your favor unless a strong family history of colon or breast cancer. Likely another cause. I would see your PCP.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Not necessarily: Slow bleeding from colon cancer can lead to anemia, without visible blood or black tarry stools. More often than not, anemia is the presenting symptom ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
20 years experience in General Surgery
Yes you can: Use a dose (17 gm packets) daily, but also recommend you start taking supplemental fiber (like metamucil or equivalent) along with. This will help yo ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Many causes: There are many causes - hemorrhoids, fissures, infection, colitis, cancer. What is your specific question?
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience in Gastroenterology
Perhaps very: The most common causes are hemorrhoids or anal fissure, neither of which are serious. Colitis and colon cancer also cause rectal bleeding and these ca ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolski Jr
9 years experience in General Practice
Depends: If you are having persistent bleeding from your rectum, you need to get it checked. While hemorrhoids are a common cause of rectal bleeding, your phys ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience in General Surgery
Lots of stuff: Hemerrhoids, cancer, trauma, diverticulosis, ulcers, meckels diverticulum, a-v malformation, infection and more. I once had a "vampire" who presented ... Read More
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