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What does it mean when blood comes out in your poop

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not normal: Blood in the stool is not normal and needs to be explained. Causes can range from local irritation, anal fissure ( crack in the tissue), hemorrhoid... Read More

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Could be...: If you have constipation and straining to have a bowel movements, you could have hemorrhoids or anal fissure. Need to drink more liquids, eat more hig... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
General Surgery 40 years experience
IBD: As a 20 yo, my first concern would be inflammatory bowel disease, especially ulcerative colitis. It's unlikely that this is a malignant condition, bu... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Don't worry...: It would be best evaluated by physical exam. Have a doctor or mid level provider examine you. That being said, it could be a hemorrhoid, anal fissur... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Bleeding per rectum: This is called GI bleeding and could be due to haemorrhoid or colon related problems. Please see a doctor ASAP.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
See a doctor: Blood in the stool is not normal and needs to be investigated. Possible causes include hemorrhoids, fissure, colitis, and cancer. Please see your doct... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Hemorrhoids : Try some stool softeners and steroid creams OTC. If not better, see your pediatrician.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ryan
Dentistry 50 years experience
Hemorrhoids?: Hemorrhoids can produce bright red blood during a bowel movement. These may be internal or external. They should be diagnosed by a physician if they h... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Blood in your feces is not normal. It means you need to be seen by a local physician for an evaluation.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Leighton
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Probably fissure: suspect given your age is fissure at anal verge but if continues need evaluation by a gastroenterologist

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