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What causes blood in stools?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hemorrhoids

Usually but can be many other things including infection, inflammatory bowel disease and tumors, both benign and malignant.
See a colorectal surgeon sooner rather than later.

In brief: Hemorrhoids

Usually but can be many other things including infection, inflammatory bowel disease and tumors, both benign and malignant.
See a colorectal surgeon sooner rather than later.
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Bleeding

Blood in the stool may come from the upper digestive tract ( stomach, duodenum, small intestine or proximal colon.
Usually this blood gives a black color to the stool and is associated to upper abdominal pain, nausea or vomit or "coffeeground"type vomiting. Bleeding from hemorroids, or diverticulum usually is fresh bright red blood from the rectum. Cancers may cause either one but usually less.

In brief: Bleeding

Blood in the stool may come from the upper digestive tract ( stomach, duodenum, small intestine or proximal colon.
Usually this blood gives a black color to the stool and is associated to upper abdominal pain, nausea or vomit or "coffeeground"type vomiting. Bleeding from hemorroids, or diverticulum usually is fresh bright red blood from the rectum. Cancers may cause either one but usually less.
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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many reasons

There are many causes of blood in the stool.
This is reason for evaluation by your primary care physician or in cases with sigificnt bleeding to get evaluated at the er. It can be from simple fissure of the anus, straining and constipation, hemorrhoids or more seriously ulcers polyps or lessions in the intestinal tract. Untreated can be fatal or at minimum lead to significant anemia.

In brief: Many reasons

There are many causes of blood in the stool.
This is reason for evaluation by your primary care physician or in cases with sigificnt bleeding to get evaluated at the er. It can be from simple fissure of the anus, straining and constipation, hemorrhoids or more seriously ulcers polyps or lessions in the intestinal tract. Untreated can be fatal or at minimum lead to significant anemia.
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