A 20-year-old female asked:
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i have bright red blood in my stool, and on the toilet paper after wiping. lately, ive also noticed yellow mucus in the toilet. could this be serious?

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Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Bright red rectal bl: Bright red blood most of the time from the underlying hemorrhoid but not mucus, if you have bloody mucosy diarrhea with abdominal pain needs medical attention to rule out inflammatory bowel disease
Answered on Sep 18, 2020

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