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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
32 years experience in Internal Medicine
Persists: Consider seeing your health care provider if you continue to see the discoloration in your stool or if it gets worse.
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
20 years experience in Pediatrics
Normal: Yes, your symptoms of small amounts of blood and mild cramping 2 days after a colonscope and biopsies is very normal.
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
This: is a symptom that should not be ignored. Although the most "common" reason for this is bleeding hemorrhoid(s), other causes should be ruled out! Star ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
Rectal bleeding: There can be many sources of rectal bleeding and mucous in the stool. You may have some sort of inflammation, such as colitis, or could even have a po ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Blood in the stool: Blood in the stool can be from hemorroids, colon polyps, inflammatory bowel disease, or colon cancer.You should see a gastroenterologist and have colo ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Hemorrhoid?: Bright red blood mixed with an otherwise normal stool usually suggests a lower tract source - hemorrhoid, anal fissure, rectal polyp or cancer. These ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
21 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Hemorroids: Vs colorectal cancer, vs anal fissure vs. Diverticulosis vs colitis.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aveshen Govender
Specializes in General Practice
Needs assessment: There are several potential causes for this, some of which can be dangerous. Blood in stool should be taken seriously. Please arrange to see a gastroe ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
21 years experience in Plastic Surgery
You should: Have your primary care doctor or GI doc investigate. It may be just hemorrhoids but it may be something worse. Go to the doctor for an exam.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Good question, but..: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.G anorectal trauma), but evaluation ... Read More
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