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Stringy blood in stool

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Miller
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
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
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 20 years experience
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
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonah Essers
Pediatric Gastroenterology 19 years experience
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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 36 years experience
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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
Abnormal: Remember and I have said it many times, any blood in the stool is abnormal and needs to be evaluated promptly by a specialist, either GI or colorectal... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Borade
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 20 years experience
See a GI: Blood in the stool(hematochezia) can be from various sources. Most common is hemorrhoids related or it can be from inflammation of the colon(colitis) ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
Several: Hemorrhoids, proctitis, polyps, colitis, cancer.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 36 years experience
MD time: There is no way i can tell you why but blood in the stool, especially if significant, is not normal and should be evaluated. Hopefully is nothing of i... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 36 years experience
Many : From benign like hemorrhoids to serious like cancer. Can't tell without an evaluation. I suggest you visit your family doc and let he/she take it from... Read More
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