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A 25-year-old male asked:

Hello, i experienced blood in my stool 5 days ago. then i noticed blood in my stool again today. ive had slight discomfort and a burning sensation in the anus when using the restroom. my question is, should i see a doctor?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Bleeding: Numerous reasons for rectal bleeding such as hemorrhoids, fissure-in-ano, diverticulitis, polyp(s). You might gain some relief via warm sitz bath, but would not hurt to have this checked out by your doctor.
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