Bright red blood in poop and lower abdominal pain. Pooping less often and small amounts. Should I go to ER?

Exam needed. Blood in the stools is abnormal and may be caused by hemorrhoids, rectal fissure, diverticulosis, inflammation or infection of the colon, polyps or other bowel growths. The presence of abdominal pain suggests an inflammation of the colon. If there is substantial amounts of blood or persistent abdominal pain,tenderness, or fever, go to the ER tonight.

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Red blood and mucus in stool. Very strong history of colon cancer. Intense lower abdominal pain. Mother also has ulcerative colitis. Suggestions?

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