Our expert says:
Worried, the most common cause for bright red blood in the stools is haemorrhoids. The problem is that it might also be due to an abscess, an anal tear, inflammatory bowel disease, polyps, diverticulitis and tumours. The best would be to see your doctor and make sure that it is nothing serious. If you’re interested in something I wrote on haemorrhoids a while ago you can mail me at CyberDoc@mweb.co.za. Good luck.
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