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Digestive Disorders

Blood in stools

11/30/2007

Question:

What could be the diagnosis for bloody stools?

Answer:

It could be a number of conditions including colitis, hemorrhoids, diverticulosis, and even colon cancer. It should be evaluated by a physician and usually with colonoscopy.

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Response by:

Gregory S Cooper, MD Gregory S Cooper, MD
Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University