What if I get blood stained stools?

Blood stained stools are a serious concern, and require endoscopic examinations of the large intestine to determine the origin of the bleeding.

You should consult your doctor immediately. Blood stained stools are a serious concern, and require the endoscopic examination of the large intestine to determine the origin of the bleeding. Blood may be seen in the stools in conditions such as hemorrhoids that rupture, anal fissures, intestinal infections, ulcers, abnormalities in the blood vessels of the large intestine, and intestinal polyps.

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