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Suggest treatment for blood in stools?

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how do you treat blood in stools?
Posted Sun, 31 Aug 2014 in Digestion and Bowels
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ratnakar Kini 31 minutes later
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I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you.

There are many different causes for blood in stools.
The causes include hemorrhoids, fissures, polyps, colitis, diverticulosis and malignancy.
A colonoscopy may have to be done to find the cause. It is a test in which a long slender tube with a "camera" is introduced through the rear opening to look inside the bowel.

Blood loss lead to a drop in hemoglobin also. So you need to check your hemoglobin also.

Discuss with your doctor about these tests.

Regards,
Dr.R.K.
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