A 35-year-old female asked:
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white fluffy mucut, red blood. and small white dots in runny stool once a month what can this be?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Good question, but..: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.G anorectal trauma), but evaluation is always appropriate. A rule of thumb (but not absolute): black stool means bleeding comes from upper GI tract; grape jelly stool from small bowel; silver stool from biliary tree; burgundy stool from right colon; red blood from left colon to anus.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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