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A 27-year-old female asked about a 33-year-old male:

Is it normal to have some bright red blood in his stools 4 days after having surgery to remove his gallbladder? or should i rush him to the hospital?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Bleeding : It is not common. I would suggest you let the surgeon know what is happening
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Talk to surgeon: It is not normal to have blood in stool after gall bladder surgery. You may wish to talk to the surgeon before rushing the patient to hospital, unless the blood loss is severe enough to make the patient pale, short of breath, of dizzy.

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Last updated Aug 16, 2017

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