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Why would there be blood in bowl movements?

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Dr. Wendell Goins answered

Specializes in Vascular Surgery

Many reasons: There can be many causes for this to occur. Sometimes the age of the patient can lead to a likely cause, however all patients that have blood in bm should see a doctor or surgeon to determine the source.The young(hemorrhoids, polyps, fissures, inflamatory bowel diease), older( the same plus cancer.

Answered 6/3/2013

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