Help! Scarry sight!!!

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   Posted 5/9/2008 7:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Please give insight/advice to me on bright bloody stools I have had for last few days. No hemorrhoids or pain. Maybe it will pass? Thanks in advance.

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   Posted 5/9/2008 12:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Bloody stools should always be looked into. Usually bright red blood indicates some sort of pathology in the lower part of the digestive tract, and internal hemorrhoids are a common cause (you wouldn't be able to see these, since they are thrombosed veins inside your rectum), but it would be good to get a fecal occult blood test to ensure that this is actually blood (instead of something you ate that your body is processing, like red Kool-Aid or the tomato sauce from your spaghetti or something) and then either a flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy to rule out colorectal abnormalities.

Do you have a family physician/internist that you see? I would suggest an appointment ASAP. The causes of bleeding could be relatively benign, but should always be looked into. Please let us know how it turns out :)
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