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Should I see a specialist for bloody stools, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Bloody stools

Any good family doctor should be able to handle the initial evaluation and management of bloody stools just fine.
There is a significant possibility, however, of his/her needing to refer you to a gastroenterology specialist to take a look inside, depending on your age and whether you have hemorrhoids or polyps, etc.

In brief: Bloody stools

Any good family doctor should be able to handle the initial evaluation and management of bloody stools just fine.
There is a significant possibility, however, of his/her needing to refer you to a gastroenterology specialist to take a look inside, depending on your age and whether you have hemorrhoids or polyps, etc.
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