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Is bloody stools a sign of some disease?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: It can be.

Possible causes of blood in stool include: fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, cancer, ulcers, infections, inflammation, Diverticular disease & Angiodysplasia .
Get evaluated if more than a one time occurrence.

In brief: It can be.

Possible causes of blood in stool include: fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, cancer, ulcers, infections, inflammation, Diverticular disease & Angiodysplasia .
Get evaluated if more than a one time occurrence.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Blood in the stool occurs from bleeding in the lower colonic tract and the rectum. It can result from blood vessel leakage, hemorrhoids, disease like ulcerative colitis, or anal fissures and trauma (from anal sex for instance).
If persistent, it needs evaluation by your gastroenterologist.

In brief: Depends

Blood in the stool occurs from bleeding in the lower colonic tract and the rectum. It can result from blood vessel leakage, hemorrhoids, disease like ulcerative colitis, or anal fissures and trauma (from anal sex for instance).
If persistent, it needs evaluation by your gastroenterologist.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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