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Red stool but not blood

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Bloody stool: You should call your doctor and get checked right away. This may be serious so make contact today if possible.

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A male asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
GI bleed: Blood in the stool could be from a hemorrhoid, lower GI tract bleeding, food appearing to be blood or red in color. See a Doctor for a occult blood fe... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
It can but: get checked by a doctor to make sure there is no blood.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes: Hemorrhoids never go away on their own. They just lie dormant until something irritates them (hard stool or difficulty pushing stool out) and then the... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 31 years experience
Possible anal fissur: You may have an anal fissure or tear. These cause a lot of pain during passage of stool and after. It can cause bright red rectal bleeding. Are your s... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Could be: Bleeding and ulcers are a complication of nsaids, including lodine (etodolac). It can happen after one dose. Workup by physician required.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bret Boyle
Wound care 28 years experience
Anal fissure: Is the most likely cause of this which is a small "split" in the skin at the anal opening. It usually occurs due to stretching of the skin with passag... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Anal bleeding: indicates a need to see your doctor. It could be internal bleeding which is serious or less serious but important is the possibility of hemmorhoids. ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Rectal bleeding: Please see your doctor ASAP. He/she will find out the source of the bleeding and help. Please take action to be safe. Peace and good health.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Blood: If you are referring to the standard fecal occult blood test in the office and it is done as a colon cancer screen.

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