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A 40-year-old member asked:

I have had some blood in my stool. i had a tooth pulled and it did bleed a lot. im thinking it is from that. its not a lot. should i be concerned?

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not likely: Blood from your tooth would be digested and come out black instead of red. If you are having blood in the stool, you should see your doctor.
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Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Likely not: The color of blood is usually rather dark if it is coming from tooth site.
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Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Yes: If you still have blood in your stool in 12 -24 hours you should contact your md as it is not related to the tooth extraction.
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Last updated Jan 26, 2021

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