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Under 40 with blood on stool and paper. DRE found no evidence of hemorrhoid. Next step? Is colonoscopy needed?

Consider risk. Most likely source is anus: have Proctologist do anoscopy first, could be fissure without hemorrhoid. Blood could be coming from rectum or higher. A colonoscopy would be reasonable if the anoscopy does not show anything. Take it seriously until you know the cause. Cancer is possible even in people under 40, but not likely. Read more...

Had bright red blood on stool and toilet paper. Had colonoscopy yesterday and it was normal. So where can the bright red blood come from?

Colonoscopy tear? The colonoscopy could have made a tear in the colon that causes bleeding. Sometimes they took a biopsy that can bleed. However, if bleeding is bright, often "closer to the anus" like hemorrhoid. Need to call the doctor that did the procedure to tell him or her. They can help best. Could be small or big side effect from procedure. The doctor wants to know your experience. Read more...

Normal colonoscopy 2 months ago. Noticed some blood on stool (not sure) but blood on toilet paper when wiping, and some stool. Need colonoscopy again?

No. Probably an internal hemorrhoid, fissure, or something else. A negative colonoscopy does not need repeating for 5-10 years in general. You may still need to have persistent rectal bleeding checked out at some point, but you won't need a colonoscopy. . Read more...

43yrs old. Clean colonoscopy, gastronomy, 3 months ago. Past couple of days, bright red blood on surface of stool. None on toilet paper. No other symptoms.

Internal hemorrhoid? Did they comment on any internal hemorrhoids? I am presuming that you had the scopes because you had some blood per rectum? It was so recent a study that likely it is internal hemorrhoid but if it persists, see your doctor again. Read more...

Normal colonoscopy one month ago. I noticed a bright red spot (size of a little bead) on my stool. No blood on the toilet paper. Should I be worried?

No. Colonoscopy can induce small areas of bleeding that stop when a biopsy is performed and the area cauterized or an area with an angioma is traversed and a small amount of blood is produced but when the bleeding is not continuous there is no concern. Read more...

Had colonscopy in 2011, showed hemorrhoids. Years later on occasion I get speck of bright red jelly like substance on toilet paper or on stool. Blood?

Yes. Hemorrhoids never go away on their own. They just lie dormant until something irritates them (hard stool or difficulty pushing stool out) and then they can bleed a bit. Hemorrhoids are just like varicose veins (swollen and bleed when irritated). See your doc for an evaluation if bleeding becomes more severe. Read more...