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A 38-year-old female asked:

have another? that's with this. blood in stool, minuscule 3 days now. not hemorrhoid or anal fissure. could be just an ulcer bleed? weight loss w/this

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need to examine: Unintended weight loss and blood in stool are both serious enough that you need to see a doctor for an evaluation.

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