What causes blood in the stool?

See doctor. Rectal bleeding is not normal and should always be evaluated. See a colorectal surgeon, who will do a complete evaluatin and examination, and can treat most causes of rectal bleeding.
Lots of things. The most common causes of blood in the stool are hemorrhoids and an anal fissure (tear in anus). Other causes include cancer, poyps, diverticulosis, angioectasia and colitis. Anyone with blood in their stool should discuss this with their doctor as further evaluation is necessary.

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What causes blood in newborn stool as well as baby hardly drinking milk 1ounce to be exact?

Contact your Dr. This is urgent- blood in stool needs immediate eval - especially in a baby. - there are other important questions to be asked such as age of baby- any birth complications, maturity-etc but it wont change your need to take baby in - so please make an appoint to be seen today if you have not already. Good luck. Read more...

What causes blood in stool? (bowl movement) (

Blood in stool. Blood in the stool is from bleeding in the lower gastrointestinal tract. This could be from many things such as hemorrhoids, diverticulitis, colon polyps, colon cancer, etc. You should see a GI specialist for further evaluation. Read more...
Blood in stool? Many things i, e colon cancer , polyps, hemorrhoid . If u have not done a recent colonoscopy , my advise " do colonoscopy". Good luck. Read more...
Many things. Many causes. Most common are hemorrhoids, but also colon polyps. You should talk with your doctor to determine if further tests are needed. Read more...
Lots of things. Many conditions can cause rectal bleeding. Often is caused by hemorrhoids but polyps and cancer can do so too. At 57, you should have already had at least one screening colonoscopy. Either way, let your doc know. Regards. Read more...