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A 29-year-old male asked:

How to distinguish between blood and red food like tomato or red pepper etc on stool? also another question does blood in/on stool always happen with anemia? if there is no iron deficiency anemia can a person still have blood on stool?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Anemia requires considerable blood loss. Blood can be present in stool, without anemia. Your doctor can test your stool for blood that can differentiate food residues from blood.
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