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what does it mean when blood comes out in your poop

A 36-year-old male 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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience Urology
Blood in stool: That you should see a doctor asap.
A female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
23 years experience Urgent Care
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
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Bleeding per rectum: This is called GI bleeding and could be due to haemorrhoid or colon related problems. Please see a doctor ASAP.
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A 31-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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Hemorrhoids : Try some stool softeners and steroid creams OTC. If not better, see your pediatrician.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ryan
49 years experience Dentistry
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
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Leighton
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably fissure: suspect given your age is fissure at anal verge but if continues need evaluation by a gastroenterologist
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Could be hemorrhoids: Ask your gyn or doctor if that is the most likely diagnosis.

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