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Discovered blood in stool yesterday, how soon should I see a doctor?

Sooner is better. There are many things that can cause blood in stool like hemorrhoids but the key issue is to find anything really serious early. For that reason, seeing your doctor and discussing it soon is the best choice. Don't blow this off for months. Get an appointment and keep it. Read more...
Not an emergency. Unless u have worsening signs and symptoms- drop in blood pressure, dizziness, passing out, abdominal pain, etc. See your dr soon for a blood count to check for anemia/blood loss.Avoid taking aspirin, nsaids, fish oil and other blood thinners. Take care! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/blood-in-stool. Read more...

22y[M] Light red/pink blood in stool, should I go see my general doc? Was not painful.

Yes. Bleeding from any orifice needs to be checked out. It may be just hemorrhoids but even that can cause anemia. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Read more...

Looked like blood in stool, bright red, on outside & mixed in a little. How do I know whether blood or red bell pepper? If blood how urgent to see doc?

BRBPR due to... This may just be hemorrhoids from straining but bleeding from rectum (brbpr) may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.) or a bleeding source further upstream. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaids, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), see your doctor. Read more...

I am a man and I found a lump in my lower abdomen 3days ago. It hurts alittle found blood in stool. What is it and what kind of doctor should See?

Need evaluation. You need to be seen by your regular doctor to start. With lumps we need to see, feel them. Re blood in stool, may/may not be related but further evaluation needed. Please see your doctor for evaluation. Dr R. Read more...

Red blood in stool (quite a bit when wiping) after big (but soft) BM. Bloated belly afterwarss, but might have IBS. How urgently do I need to see doc?

Sooner is better. Bleeding, except normal menstrual bleeding, is always a cause for concern and you should see your doctor as soon as you can. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Read more...

Mucus in stool x 1 week, 1 episode of blood in stool with mucus. Bloat, gas. History bloody stool yrs ago. How should I alter my diet, or just see a GI doc?

See a doc. you can stay on liquid diet eat yogurt avoid greasy and spicy food have you visited any third world country for any reason including mexico even for a short vacation if bleeding or symptoms persisted of course see your GI. Read more...
See a GI. Establishing presence or absence of significant GI diseases like Celiac disease or IBD or Malabsorption syndromes could be helpful. Read more...