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what causes blood in stool?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
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.
Answered on Sep 20, 2018
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Blood in stool.: 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.
Answered on Oct 4, 2018

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