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Do IBS patients have bloody stools?
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, not from IBS
Ibs does not cause bloody stools.
Bloody stools can be seen with other conditions. Hemorrhoids can cause bright red blood on toilet paper, or in bowl, but so can rectal cancers. Blood coated on stool different from blood mixed in stool. Bloody stools can be seen with infection, inflammation, fragile blood vessels, diverticula (pockets), poor blood flow to bowel, polyps, cancers, etc. C ur doc.

In brief: Yes, not from IBS
Ibs does not cause bloody stools.
Bloody stools can be seen with other conditions. Hemorrhoids can cause bright red blood on toilet paper, or in bowl, but so can rectal cancers. Blood coated on stool different from blood mixed in stool. Bloody stools can be seen with infection, inflammation, fragile blood vessels, diverticula (pockets), poor blood flow to bowel, polyps, cancers, etc. C ur doc.
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not
Usually unless the diagnosis is wrong or you have another problem with your bowels that has yet to be diagnosed.
Ibs alone should not cause bloody stools except from irritation of hemorrhoids. Do not ignore this, get a proper evaluation.

In brief: Not
Usually unless the diagnosis is wrong or you have another problem with your bowels that has yet to be diagnosed.
Ibs alone should not cause bloody stools except from irritation of hemorrhoids. Do not ignore this, get a proper evaluation.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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