Our expert says:
If you have blood in the stool, especially if it is mixed with stool you need to have an examination to find the cause - this could be an indication of bleeding high up in the colon which can be due to serious problems like cancer or inflammation or a bleeding polyp. Take a fresh stool sample (about 1 teaspoon full) to your doctor in a clean empty container and ask him to send it to the lab to test for blood if you aren't sure.
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