A 41-year-old female asked:
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hi what all can cause blood in stool apart from fissures more so if its a male 54 years.thanks?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Several things: It can be related to hemorrhoids, irritation of the lining of the colon due to hard stools, inflammation of the intestinal tract from infectious or autoimmune problems, abnormalities of the blood vessels of the intestinal tract, polyps and also cancer. Please make sure never to ignore blood in your stool.
Answered on Oct 3, 2014
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Dr. Forrest Jones
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Cancer: Have you had a colonoscopy? Although bright red blood is less likely to be cancer, you are in the age group where you should at least have had routine screening. See your clinician and get scheduled for colonoscopy. Hope that helps.
Answered on Mar 14, 2015
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