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75 years old noticed thin line of blood in the stool. What could be the cause?

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My Morther is 75. He is generally very healthy. Couple of times she has seen a thin line of blood in the stool. What could be the cause?
Posted Mon, 13 Aug 2012 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. G.Srinivasan 2 hours later

Thanks for writing to XXXXXXX I understand your worry.
U should be worried if
1.     Her appetite is poor.
2.     She has lost weight noticeably.
3.     Constipation alternating with loose stools.
Otherwise, it could only be a hard stool that could have caused this.
Kindly take medical advice if above symptoms are present or the bleed continues….

Hope I answered your query. Kindly get back for doubts if any.
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