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I have had a little blood in my stool for probably the last 7 years. Today I moved bowels 3 times all resulting in very bloody toilet water and toilet paper covered in blood. I had a brief intense pain on the left side of my abdomin, at the bottom of my rib cage. What could possibly cause this?

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Thank you for the consult :

The most possible cause for the blood in stool in your case could be hemorrhoids (also know as piles). This can typically cause long standing bloody in stools.

The pain in the left side of your abdomen appears rather non specific. If it is persisting it needed evaluation and an ultrasound scan.

I recommend you to do a blood test -

Hemoglobin levels to see whether you are anemic from the blood loss.

You should fix and appointment with a General Surgeon to confirm the diagnosis of hemorrhoids. You may need further treatment depending on the Surgeon's opinion.

Thank you.

Dr. John Fuller
Category: Family Physician-GP
MD - New York Institute of Technology, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship, Family Medicine - Lutheran Medical Center
Residency, Family Medicine - The Mount Sinai Hospital
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