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What could be the cause of blood in the stool? And can it be serious?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Could be serious

Sometimes blood in the stool is caaused by hemorhoids or polyps, but it is important to be evaluated for colo-rectal cancer, which can be very serious.

In brief: Could be serious

Sometimes blood in the stool is caaused by hemorhoids or polyps, but it is important to be evaluated for colo-rectal cancer, which can be very serious.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
No amount of bleeding from the rectum should be ignored. See a colorectal surgeon or GI doctor and get it promptly evaluated.
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree

In brief: Get checked out

Lots of problems can cause blood in the stool.
This should always be evaluated. See a colorectal surgeon, who can diagnose and treat most of the causes, or a gastroenterologist, who can diagnose many causes also.

In brief: Get checked out

Lots of problems can cause blood in the stool.
This should always be evaluated. See a colorectal surgeon, who can diagnose and treat most of the causes, or a gastroenterologist, who can diagnose many causes also.
Dr. Jan Rakinic
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