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A 41-year-old male asked:

I moved my bowels and when i wiped i saw a little blood the stool was huge though. 41 worried no family hist of colon cancer.

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Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
Likely a hemorrhoid.: First, it's always advisable to let a doctor know if you have blood in your stool. That being said, what you describe is most likely some minor bleeding from a hemorrhoid that was disrupted by the large stool. This can cause a small amount of bright red blood on toilet paper. Keep your stools smaller and softer by drinking more water and have your doctor take a look, but don't worry!
Last updated May 12, 2015

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