A 28-year-old female asked:
Ive had old blood/mucas in my stool a few times this month. inconsistently though about 1x a week. i'm not sure if it makes any difference but i have been dieting too. i'm in my 20's and havent long had a child (8 months). do i need to be concerned?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singhanswered
Pathology 51 years experience
Any abnormal bleeding, including in stool warrants an investigation. If may be as simple as hemorrhoids, but even bleeding hemorrhoids can cause anemia. It would be prudent to see your primary care provider for an initial assessment and to ascertain if a specialist consultation is needed. Wish you good health!
Answered Oct 25, 2021
A Verified Doctoranswered
52 years experience
Blood in stools are always a concern
Answered Nov 06, 2021
Last updated Nov 6, 2021
People also asked
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $44!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.