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I have 13 drops of bright red blood after bowel movements.

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Dr. Richard Roberts
Clinical Genetics
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In brief: Red blood on stool

Almost always either hemorrhoids or an anal tear from constipation.
If it does not stop in a few days, consider visiting your PCP.

In brief: Red blood on stool

Almost always either hemorrhoids or an anal tear from constipation.
If it does not stop in a few days, consider visiting your PCP.
Dr. Richard Roberts
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Dr. Richard Roberts
True, but: I read a disturbing report: many young adults (over 20) have missed a diagnosis of colon cancer because of the common wisdom that bright red blood in a person under 50 is not worrisome. Not so! The rate of colon cancer in young people is markedly increasing. If associated with abdominal pain, tell your PCP to check it out--particularly if you have a relative who had colon cancer.
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