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A 18-year-old member asked:

I have blood in my stool and i am worried. im only 16, i hope its nothing serious. theres no pain at all. im a guy. please tell me im not dying. ?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Can see one's doctor: There are many causes of blood in stool, ranging from benign to cancerous. Bloody stools can be caused by hemorrhoids, colitis, polyps, colon cancer, and more. If a person has blood in his or her stool, it should be checked out by her doctor. Having a lot of blood or active bleeding from the rectum is considered an emergency. However, teens almost never have a serious cause for "blood in poop."
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