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What does it mean if there is blood inside the stool?

what does it mean if there is blood inside the stool i had colonoscopy 3 yrs ago, was told i had internal hemmorrhoid. this is still going on, off and on, but, this morning i had blood inside the stool. i am very upset and having anxiety attacks from this. what could this mean?
Sat, 7 May 2011
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have you taken any treatment for the hemorrhoid?.now this may be ur cause of bleeding.tretment- you should increase the intake of dietary fiber which helps to soften the stools and prevent internal hemorrhoids from being traumatized. This is one of the simplest internal hemorrhoids treatment remedies and it is particularly suitable at the onset of the disorder.drink plenty of water and ensuring that you get at least 20 to 30 grams of fiber from fruits, vegetables, cereals, whole grains etc will help to control the inflammation of the hemorrhoids inside the anal cavity. Supplemental fiber can also be used for stool softening such as psyllium husk, calcium polycarbophil or methylcellulose.Surgical internal hemorrhoids treatment are usually only considered in case of fourth degree hemorrhoids due to the increased recovery time and the pain involved in the procedure. nonsurgical procedures are there in case of 2nd and 3rd grade.
better go and consult a surgeon and first evaluated for the cause of bleeding.accordingly follow his advice.take care
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