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Light red blood in loose stool? Should I worry if it goes away when stool is not loose anymore?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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Blood in stool, not coating it, or on stool, is a symptom that demands evaluation.
Blood on stool can come from low down in rectum or anus-source may be hemorrhoids, or more serious. Blood in stool comes from higher up-may be due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, poor blood flow to bowel, cancer, polyps, fragile blood vessel that burst, diverticular disease. C your doc.

In brief: See MD

Blood in stool, not coating it, or on stool, is a symptom that demands evaluation.
Blood on stool can come from low down in rectum or anus-source may be hemorrhoids, or more serious. Blood in stool comes from higher up-may be due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, poor blood flow to bowel, cancer, polyps, fragile blood vessel that burst, diverticular disease. C your doc.
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