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Bright red blood in stools my wife got bright red blood in stools this morning. She says this is the first time she saw blood in her stools. Does she need to see physician right away? She is on medication metformin 500 mg(for irregular menstrual cycle), s

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Dr. Anthony Vita
Psychiatry

In brief: YES, right away

Blood in the stool always could be serious, and should be evaluated by your primary care physician or the emergency room TODAY.

In brief: YES, right away

Blood in the stool always could be serious, and should be evaluated by your primary care physician or the emergency room TODAY.
Dr. Anthony Vita
Dr. Anthony Vita
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes,

Yes, bright red blood in the stool should be assessed right away.
While it could be from medications that can irritate the GI tract lining, it cold also be a more serious condition. Bright red blood is a sign of active bleeding. Take her to a doctor. If she is dizzy, light headed or feeling abdominal pain, call 911.

In brief: Yes,

Yes, bright red blood in the stool should be assessed right away.
While it could be from medications that can irritate the GI tract lining, it cold also be a more serious condition. Bright red blood is a sign of active bleeding. Take her to a doctor. If she is dizzy, light headed or feeling abdominal pain, call 911.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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