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Presence of fresh red blood in stools can be caused due to many reasons.Dysentry
(blood in stools due to bacterial infection), hemorrhoids (piles), anal fissur/ ulcer, irritable bowel disease, inflammatory bowel disease
, mesenteric infaction, all can cause blood in stools.
The first investigation is examination of the stools.
A routine microscopic examination will detect infection if present.
A culture of the stools will isolate the infectious agent.
Further an ultrasonography
of the abdomen has also be done.
Pain abdomen associated with blood in stools suggests some pathology of intestine.
If required a lower intestine endoscopy- sigmoidoscopy
may be required.
Consult your gastroenterologist for clinical examination, relevant investigations and management.
Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal