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What causes blood in stool?

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Posted on Wed, 22 Mar 2017
Question: blood in stool
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Answered by Dr. Klerida Shehu (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Following advice...

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you for asking!
I read your query and understood your concerns.

Blood in stool is a serious sign that should properly evaluated to find out what has caused the bleeding.

Blood in stool may be related to the following disorders:
- Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn disease )
- Bowel tumors
- Bowel infections

If you were my patients I would recommend to do the following examinations :
- Blood work
- Stool analysis for infections
- Abdominal ultrasound
- Upper endoscopy
- Colonoscopy

Wish you health!
Dr. Klerida
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What causes blood in stool?

Brief Answer: Following advice... Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you for asking! I read your query and understood your concerns. Blood in stool is a serious sign that should properly evaluated to find out what has caused the bleeding. Blood in stool may be related to the following disorders: - Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn disease ) - Bowel tumors - Bowel infections If you were my patients I would recommend to do the following examinations : - Blood work - Stool analysis for infections - Abdominal ultrasound - Upper endoscopy - Colonoscopy Wish you health! Dr. Klerida