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What causes blood in stool?

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Posted on Sat, 12 Dec 2015
Question: A week or so ego i noticed blood in my stool and noticed a bit of red on toilet paper. After that everything was sort of back to normal. But today stool is very dark red. I am wondering what is happening?
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Answered by Dr. Klerida Shehu (10 hours later)
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Hi and thank you for asking!
I read carefully all your concerns and I can say as follows :
1.Red blood in stools ususally is related with
-anal hemorrhoids
- anal fissure
2.Dark red stools aren't associated with blood , mostly this finding is associated with recent food like strawberry, beets or red colored drinks or foods.
Let me know what are your recently foods!

3.Otherwise if you start to have blood in your stools again than you should do colonoscopy to better evaluate the cause of it.

Meantime I suggest to avoid constipation using plenty of water and Mediterranean diet.

Hope it was helpfull to you
Dr.Klerida
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What causes blood in stool?

Brief Answer: Following answer to your query Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you for asking! I read carefully all your concerns and I can say as follows : 1.Red blood in stools ususally is related with -anal hemorrhoids - anal fissure 2.Dark red stools aren't associated with blood , mostly this finding is associated with recent food like strawberry, beets or red colored drinks or foods. Let me know what are your recently foods! 3.Otherwise if you start to have blood in your stools again than you should do colonoscopy to better evaluate the cause of it. Meantime I suggest to avoid constipation using plenty of water and Mediterranean diet. Hope it was helpfull to you Dr.Klerida