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Would an fracture or bruising of ribs in the back cause blood in stool? right side. 48 year old, male. non smoker.

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
No: No, a back injury and/or rib fracture should not cause change in stool color. It usually has to be from something within the gi tract; bleeding into the gi tract from a gastric ulcer being just one example. Don't hesitate to be seen for it.

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Last updated Jun 22, 2016

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