A 21-year-old male asked:
Had a moderate amount of blood in stool. and some mild abdominal cramps. is this an emergency or can i wait until monday to see a doc?
1 doctor answer • 5 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
STOP ASPIRIN: Was this a one time event?? If you have another BM with "moderate" blood GO TO ER. In any event bleeding is NEVER NORMAL! You will need medical evaluation in any case although most common reason for BRIGHT RED blood at your age is hemorhoids.
Aspirin will make the bleeding worse so stop it!
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Last updated Dec 1, 2014
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