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46 yr old woman, blood in stool?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: See your doc

Maybe hemorrhoids, but 48 is close enough to 50 for "screening colonoscopy"- look for polyps-precancerous growths, in people with no symptoms (e.
g. Bleeding, pain change in bowel habit), normal physical (no blood in stool, no lumps, tenderness), normal labs (no anemia). Colonoscopy to evaluate a symptom, e.g. Blood in stool is not screening. It is part of a diagnostic evaluation. Get colonoscopy.

In brief: See your doc

Maybe hemorrhoids, but 48 is close enough to 50 for "screening colonoscopy"- look for polyps-precancerous growths, in people with no symptoms (e.
g. Bleeding, pain change in bowel habit), normal physical (no blood in stool, no lumps, tenderness), normal labs (no anemia). Colonoscopy to evaluate a symptom, e.g. Blood in stool is not screening. It is part of a diagnostic evaluation. Get colonoscopy.
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine

In brief: Never normal to

have blood in the stool, See doctor It could be hemorrhoids or a polyp or cancer or infection or..
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In brief: Never normal to

have blood in the stool, See doctor It could be hemorrhoids or a polyp or cancer or infection or..
....
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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