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Fresh blood in the stools (rectorrhagia)

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I have been seeing some blood after and during passing of stools.
It might be an injury as it looks like fresh red blood not from the intestins with the stools.
Would you please give me an idea what it might be? I see red blood on the tissue after stools.

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replied January 30th, 2008
General Q and A Answer A3541
Fresh blood in the stools (rectorrhagia) is usually caused by bleeding hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids can be diagnosed by your primary physician via a physical examination (inspection). Other causes for rectorrhagia could be infection, tumor or injury but those are less likely options. Nonetheless, blood in the stool is a serious symptom and you should consult your GP, family doctor, or primary physician as soon as possible ( and an internist if necessary).

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