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what causes blood in stool?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Hemorrhoids: Usually but can be many other things including infection, inflammatory bowel disease and tumors, both benign and malignant. See a colorectal surgeon sooner rather than later.
Answered on Oct 4, 2019
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