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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Miller
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Probably food: If you want to determine if red stuff in your stool is blood or food, when you use toilet paper to clean yourself, blood will stain the paper red, whi ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
19 years experience Urgent Care
Need exam: The best answer will require pictures and examination of your stool. In our practice it is not uncommon to send the stool for examination of parasites ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
All of the options: ...you mentioned are of course possible. Without more information, we can't tell from here. Simple stool analysis by your doctor should address your ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonah Essers
18 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Testing: Time for your doctor to see you. You need blood and stool testing to determine if this is infection or chronic inflammatory disease. You may also need ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Not normal, get help: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.G rectal trauma), but evaluation is ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
27 years experience Gastroenterology
See below: The most common causes of blood in the stool are hemorrhoids and an anal fissure (tear in anus). Other causes include cancer, poyps, diverticulosis, a ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
14 years experience Family Medicine
Get checked out.: For most people, the most common cause of blood in the stool is caused by hemorrhoids or anal fissures. However, we take it seriously because colon a ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Corrado
41 years experience Family Medicine
Many answers: There are many causes of blood in the stool. Some like rectal fissure or hemorrhoids are uncomfortable but are generally benign. Others like cancer or ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 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 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
Be seen: There are many reasons for blood in stool, from hemorrhoids, to infections, to cancer. Your doctor can best direct your care.
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