A 55-year-old female asked:
I had an fecal occult blood test that is positive, waiting to see a gi dr. this morning my bm had some visible blood in it. should i get help sooner.
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pathology 44 years experience
No: Your life's only in danger if you develop black tarry stools, vomit blood, or go into shock, all of which will be obvious. Finding visible blood after a bowel movement, especially a difficult one, doesn't increase the urgency of a search for cancer, which is what the principal concern is in this case. Best wishes.
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Last updated Feb 23, 2015
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