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A 19-year-old male asked:

I have been experiencing blood in stools a small amount at the bottom that looks orangey and am wondering if this is actually blood as it's more brownish orange than red and its always at the bottom of the bowl in the same place could this be true?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
?blood : If.it's blood it isn't mixed with stool and could be from a hemorrhoid, anal fissure, rectal growth. A simple test.on a stool sample obtained by a rectal exam in a physicians office can detect the presence of blood. If it's positive for blood, your MD will probably refer you to a gastroenterologist or proctologist for investigation.

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Last updated Dec 13, 2020

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