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Is bloody stools a sign of some disease?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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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.
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