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Normal to find blood after a stool? Is it a cut?

Is it normal to see a little bit of blood on the toilet paper when I go to the bathroom? It happens even when I don t go number 2 . It looks external, like I have a cut somewhere down there. Is that all it is? I do have blood in my urine all the time. I can t see it, but it shows up in a urinalysts (I hope I spelled that right).
Asked On : Tue, 15 Jan 2013
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Thank you for the query.

Generally there should be no visible amount of blood in the stool. Fresh bright red blood on the toilet paper or on the surface of the stool is in most cases caused by hemorrhoids. Itching of the rectum can be also present.
To get rid of it you should avoid constipations (increase fiber rich products and mineral water intake), increase physical activity and use hemorrhoids suppositories. Sitz baths with Quercus Cortex can be helpful as well. If your symptoms wont go away in a week, you should have colonoscopy performed to rule out any other reasons.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Wed, 16 Jan 2013
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