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What Does it mean when you find blood in your stool?

Sep 21, 2005

Hi! My name is valene. I just recently had a lot of blood and i mean a lot in my stool. This isn't the first time. However, this time was the most I had ever saw. What could this mean? Thanks!

Response from Dr. Young

There are a number of conditions that can cause blood in the stool. Some are not too serious (like hemorrhoids) while others can be very serious (like cancer).

If you've had blood in your stool (especially like you, for some time), I'd strongly advise you to have your doctor take a look.

Good luck, BY

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