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Theres is a disturbing amount of blood in the toilet after a bowel movement. What could be the cause and how long should I wait before seeing a doctor?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Rectal bleed with: Blood in the bowl needs an exam. Perirectal hemorrhoids are common, rectal fissures or even confusion with vaginal blood are common benign. It's higher up issues: anal canal, rectum, colon that needs assessment if the lower causes are not the obvious cause.
Answered on Mar 23, 2016
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