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A 34-year-old member asked:

Why do pilodinal cysts cause blood in stool?

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Dr. Scott Browning
Colon and Rectal Surgery 32 years experience
They don't. : Something else is going on. See a colorectal surgeon or at least your primary care physicians. Pilonidal cysts can certainly cause a lot of problems, but jot rectal bleeding.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
No, a pilonidal cyst: is external. Possible causes of blood in stool include: fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, cancer, ulcers, infections, inflammation, Diverticular disease & Angiodysplasia . Get evaluated if more than a one time occurrence.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

What causes blood in stool?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 37 years experience
A lot of things: Many things can cause blood in the stool (i presume you talk about bright red blood and not black tarry stools) including simple things like hemorrhoids or fissures or more serious things like colitis, polyps, or even cancer. Any blood in the stool should be evaluated. Visit your family doc and he/she will likely send you to a gastroenterologist. Best to you.
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A 45-year-old male asked:

What are the possible causes of blood in stool?

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Dr. Allan Goldstein
58 years experience
Several: Hemorrhoids, proctitis, polyps, colitis, cancer.
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