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A 25-year-old female asked:

i was told the cause of bright red in my stool could be due to hemorrhoids or anal fissures? i do plan to see a doctor first thing tomorrow. also i experience gassy stomach at times. pls advice

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Gas: Many foods we eat can cause excessive gas due to undigested sugars. Try a supplement like beano which will break down those sugars. Good luck with your appointment about the bleeding.
Dr. Leon Katz
Bariatrics 29 years experience
Likely as advised: In a 25 yo person statistically hemorrhoids or fissure are most likely. If there is a history of crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis in the family then extra work up needed.
Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: Bright red blood can be from hemorrhoids and anal fissures. It depends on your age and risk of cancer. Seeing your doctor tomorrow is an excellent plan. He/she will ask you about family members and anyone with a diagnosis of cancer. A procedure may be required to make sure you don't have precancerous conditions. Hemorrhoids and anal fissures can be treated. Do not sit on the toilet to read.

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