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What are the possible causes for blood in stool?

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Hello Doctor, my mother seen blood in the stool for two time today and fifteen days back. not often. why she got like that for 2 times in a month, This is the first time we are seeing it . please suggest
Posted Sun, 29 Dec 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Ratnakar Kini 2 hours later
Brief Answer: Detailed answer given below Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for posting your query. I am Dr.Ratnakar Kini and I am pleased to assist you. Blood in stool can occur in a number of conditions. Some of the common causes are hemorrhoids, fissure , polyp, infammtory bowel disease, diverticulosis and malignancy. To know which of these is the cause, sigmoidoscopy test should be done. In this test, a long slender tube is inserted through the anal opening to look inside and see what is causing the bleed. The treatment depends on the cause. I hope that answers your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr.Ratnakar Kini
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