U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Atlanta, GA
A 29-year-old female asked:

I recently had a bowel movement with a significant amount of bright red blood in my stool. the water in the toilet was also red. should i be worried?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Blood: the blood could be from a hemorrhoid or a Fisher in a No but again if it persists it would be advisable to have a doctor do a sigmoid for colonoscopy to assess if there's any problems with in the colon
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Feb 16, 2016


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.