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A 17-year-old female asked:

A speck of fairly bright red was seen in my stool minutes ago. it was very very small. this is the first time it's happened i haven't eaten red food. ?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ajay Acharya
A Verified Doctoranswered
38 years experience
Hemorrhoid ?: If you did not have pain/ hard stool.....it can be hemorrhoid. Or it can be simply because of mucosal injury in your rectum.....which can occur with rectaln sex.
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Hemorrhoid: This could be a hemorrhoid, internal, that you may not even be aware of. If you see more, or have dark stools or feel weak or faint, have fever, go to your MD and have it checked out.
Dr. Larry Eastburn
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Relax and watch.: A small speck of blood in the stool, if indeed it was blood, should be of minimal concern. It could be no more than the passing of some hard stool or a small hemorrhoid or even a small tear. If you have no further bleeding or other symptoms no need to worry. If more bleeding see your physician for a consult. Eat well, exercise and get plenty of fiber in your diet. Good luck.

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