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what should i do for suddenly getting blood in my stool

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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Go see your doctor: Blood in the stool is often a serious problem and msut be investigated as the cause can be simple as hemorrhoids or something very serious like cancer ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Absolutely...: There are several biologic pathways by which cells grow into cancer--this is particularly true with colon cancer. "interval colon cancers" are defined ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
When you stop: Using aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen and other nsaid's. In either case you need to see a GI doctor for proper evaluation and diagnosis and treatment. T ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Bastawrous
32 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
See your doctor: While the likely cause of bloody bowel movements is usually benign, i want to stress that blood in the stool is never normal. Luckily, the cause can ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Advice from your doc: If you have had blood in your stool before, and have seen a gastroenterologist, then some treatment has probably already been prescribed. This could ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Many possibilities:: Hemorrhoids, anal fissure, diverticulitis, colon polyp(s), inflammatory bowel disease, GI bleed. See your fp/pcp for exam/referral. May need colonosco ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
What did the doc say: A consult with a gastroenterologist should be helpful
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
GI bleeding: Yes, go to your emergency room or to an Urgent Care center for emergency care. After that, follow up w/a gastroenterologist. Peace and good health.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
No: Bright red blood usually means it is a problem right in the rectal ampulla, the very bottom of the GI tract. It is usually caused by hemorrhoids or fi ... Read More
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