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My 17 year old son has blood in his stool and goes to the bathroom after each meal. He says he feels good. What could it be.?
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Dr. Camil Sader
Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Frequent?
It is not normal to bleed from the anus.
This will need to be evaluated by an endoscopist to rule out inflammatory bowel disease. However, it just may turn out to be hemorrhoids.

In brief: Frequent?
It is not normal to bleed from the anus.
This will need to be evaluated by an endoscopist to rule out inflammatory bowel disease. However, it just may turn out to be hemorrhoids.
Dr. Camil Sader
Dr. Camil Sader
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Probably benign C Dr
Feeling good (if true) + absence of abdominal pain or pain on defecation means unlikely inflammatory bowel disease or anal fissure.
Could be internal hemorrhoids, benign polyp hemangioma, carcinoid etc.. Age in his favor for benign condition, however needs work-up including proctoscopy/colonoscopy to establish diagnosis and rule out rarely occurring malignancy.

In brief: Probably benign C Dr
Feeling good (if true) + absence of abdominal pain or pain on defecation means unlikely inflammatory bowel disease or anal fissure.
Could be internal hemorrhoids, benign polyp hemangioma, carcinoid etc.. Age in his favor for benign condition, however needs work-up including proctoscopy/colonoscopy to establish diagnosis and rule out rarely occurring malignancy.
Dr. George Klauber
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Christopher Breen
General Practice
2 doctors agree
In brief: See your doctor
There are many cause of blood in the stools.
Hemorrhoids and anal fissures can cause bloody stools without symptoms. However, croh's disease and ulcerative colitis could cause this as well. Both of these aren't commonly diagnosed as early as 17 but it is not out of the question. You should see your doctor for a true diagnosis.

In brief: See your doctor
There are many cause of blood in the stools.
Hemorrhoids and anal fissures can cause bloody stools without symptoms. However, croh's disease and ulcerative colitis could cause this as well. Both of these aren't commonly diagnosed as early as 17 but it is not out of the question. You should see your doctor for a true diagnosis.
Christopher Breen
Christopher Breen
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