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Posted by: jake | 2010/09/23

blood in stools

hi,doc,I''m a 37 year old male,weighing 84 kg''s. I''m a non-smoker and an occasional drinker. For the past 2 or 3 weeks I''ve been noticing blood in my stools. I have no stomach cramps or pains and do not suffer from piles. What''s up?????

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Hallo Jake
Red blood in the stool on the paper when you wipe is usually caused by an anal tear or a pile. either internal or external. If the blood is mixed with the stool, is red or blackish, or drips into the bowl when you pass a stool, it could be more serious and be due to an ulcer bleeding, a polyp or even cancer. This always need proper examination starting with a physical examination and followed by an examination under anaesthetic if needed.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2010/09/23

Hallo Jake
Red blood in the stool on the paper when you wipe is usually caused by an anal tear or a pile. either internal or external. If the blood is mixed with the stool, is red or blackish, or drips into the bowl when you pass a stool, it could be more serious and be due to an ulcer bleeding, a polyp or even cancer. This always need proper examination starting with a physical examination and followed by an examination under anaesthetic if needed.
Dr Bets

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