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Is bright red blood "woven into" stool more correlated with certain problems than blood that pools around stool?"

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Maybe / Maybe not

Bleeding per rectum may originate in anal canal, rectum, or further up the line.
Frequent anal sources of bleeding include hemorrhoids & fissures, that may respond to modifying stool texture (fiber, softeners) & topical agents, or require further intervention. Similar bleeds can be seen with anal & rectal cancer, infections, ischemic colitis, diverticular bleeds, inflammatory bowel, etc. See doc.

In brief: Maybe / Maybe not

Bleeding per rectum may originate in anal canal, rectum, or further up the line.
Frequent anal sources of bleeding include hemorrhoids & fissures, that may respond to modifying stool texture (fiber, softeners) & topical agents, or require further intervention. Similar bleeds can be seen with anal & rectal cancer, infections, ischemic colitis, diverticular bleeds, inflammatory bowel, etc. See doc.
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