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I have blood in my stool (no anal intercourse). Why is this?
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Dr. Jan Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Need exam with doc
The history is important here- is the blood on the toilet paper or in the water? Maybe hemorrhoids.
Painful? Could be fissure. Is blood mixed into the stool? More worrisome- maybe inflammatory bowel disease or cancer. See a colorectal surgeon for a proper history and physical exam.

In brief: Need exam with doc
The history is important here- is the blood on the toilet paper or in the water? Maybe hemorrhoids.
Painful? Could be fissure. Is blood mixed into the stool? More worrisome- maybe inflammatory bowel disease or cancer. See a colorectal surgeon for a proper history and physical exam.
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Dr. Jan Rakinic
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
In brief: Hemocult +
It means there are red blood cells coming from someplace in the GI tract.
If the pt has not seen fresh blood during bowel movements then the blood comes from higher above...Stomach, duodenum, small intestine or proximal colon. Black stools or coffe ground suggest blood from upper parts. Fresh bright red blood coming from rectum suggest a bleeding from lower parts: hemorroids, diverticulosis, uc.

In brief: Hemocult +
It means there are red blood cells coming from someplace in the GI tract.
If the pt has not seen fresh blood during bowel movements then the blood comes from higher above...Stomach, duodenum, small intestine or proximal colon. Black stools or coffe ground suggest blood from upper parts. Fresh bright red blood coming from rectum suggest a bleeding from lower parts: hemorroids, diverticulosis, uc.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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