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bright red blood once when expelled gas. no blood in stool. stool normal brown color. have hemorrhoids. what else might cause this?

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Need evaluation: Likely hemorrhoids. But better get the evaluation.
Answered on Sep 16, 2013
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Several other: Possibilities can cause bright red blood. If you get an evaluation you will get a more accurate diagnosis.
Answered on Sep 13, 2013
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Rectal Bleeding: It is almost always going to be hemorrhoids or a small tear known as an anal fissure. This is one of the most common problems that patients see their family doctor for.
Answered on Dec 26, 2015
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Likely hemorrhoids: Likely hemorrhoids.
Answered on Sep 13, 2013

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