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What does blood in the stool mean?

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Posted on Thu, 14 Jun 2018
Question: My son is 22, he ate something that really upset his tummy and had to really strain while going number 2 many times. he started to bleed red blood. I have had this problem before and it was caused by a hemoroid. I changed diet for a few days and it stopped bleeding and only comes back when i really upset my tummy. I gave him the same advice but he has not stopped bleeding and its been a while. I am thinking he might have a little tear that is not healing. Ideas???? What type of doctor does he need to see about this?
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Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
General surgeon

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

What you did was right. however few require medications like lactulose, topical nifedipine anal gel to stop bleeding.

you need to visit general surgeon for this examination and prescription.
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Brief Answer: General surgeon Detailed Answer: Hi, What you did was right. however few require medications like lactulose, topical nifedipine anal gel to stop bleeding. you need to visit general surgeon for this examination and prescription.