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what does bright red blood in your stool mean

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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Need to see a doctor: Blood in the stools is often caused by a serious medical condition like cancer. So you need to consult a doctor who can check you and find out the cau ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Hemofrrhoids: If the blood was on the outside of the stool and on the paper without any other symptoms, this is very unlikely to be anything else.
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Probable hemorroids: That said you should have you MD check it out.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Try Linzess..: Linzess will help...hydrate your self. Fleet's enema or mag citrate can be used also.
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Dr. Bradford Romans
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U need stronger Rx.: Try Milk of Magnesia( mint flavor).1 cap every 8-12 hrs until u go.Usually takes only 2-3 doses.If doesn't work after 24 hrs or so,a doctor visit is m ... Read More
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Go to ER: Pain and blood are two signs that nedde immediate attention
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Bleeding: Not much else besides bleeding. If bright red blood, you need to see your doctor. Most likely cause is hemorrhoids. Hope this helps.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Please see your: Doc right away. He/she will diagnose the type of bleeding and help you. Peace and good health.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valery Uhl
35 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not normal-see MD: Please see your physician within 1-2 weeks if you have blood in stool. You need further evaluation.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Needs eval.: The person should be worked up for bleeding. Possible causes can be infection, inflammation, hemorrhoids, fistula, fissure or even cancer.
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Dr. Melissa Gowans
20 years experience Pediatrics
Anal fissures: Anal fissures can be a source of bleeding especially after large or hard stools. They are the most common reason for blood found on the tissue in chil ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes, not common: Ulcers of stomach or duodenum causing bright red rectal bleeding are major bleeds. Patients are shocky. Most brb per rectum is from anal, rectal, left ... Read More

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