A 29-year-old female asked:
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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?

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Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
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
Answered on Feb 16, 2016
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