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A 32-year-old member asked:

What are some reasons for bloody stools?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
2 many for here?: Blood in the stool can be of minimal consequence to very severe consequences. Irritation from cleansing, hemorrhoids, anal ulcer, anal cancer, anal polyp, colitis, enteritis, gastritis, ulcer disease, tear of the esophagus, infection in the esophagus, stomach, small or large intestine or rectum., vessel tumors in the bowel, ischemia of the bowel and just many more. If concerned, get checked out.
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Colon and Rectal Surgery 39 years experience
See doctor: Rectal bleeding is not normal and should always be evaluated. See a colorectal surgeon, who will do a complete evaluatin and examination, and can treat most causes of rectal bleeding.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What should I do about my bloody stools?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you.
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