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what is the reason for blood in the stool?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Get checked to know.: Reasons for blood in stools can include hemorrhoids, fistulas, fissures, cancer, infection and inflammatory conditions.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See doctor: and have it checked as blood in the stool is never normal. There rare many causes from hemorrhoids to cancer,to infection..........

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