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When I use the bathroom to take a poop I have blood?

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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 doctors agree

In brief: Many causes of blood

There are many causes of blood in the stool, ranging from benign to malignant (cancer).
Bloody stools can be caused by hemorrhoids, colitis, diverticulosis, colon cancer, and more. If a person has blood in his or her stool, it should be checked out by a doctor as soon as possible.

In brief: Many causes of blood

There are many causes of blood in the stool, ranging from benign to malignant (cancer).
Bloody stools can be caused by hemorrhoids, colitis, diverticulosis, colon cancer, and more. If a person has blood in his or her stool, it should be checked out by a doctor as soon as possible.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Seek medical help

You need to see your doctor. This can be a sign of a serious health condition.

In brief: Seek medical help

You need to see your doctor. This can be a sign of a serious health condition.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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