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what does it mean when you have blood in your stool There

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what does it mean when you have blood in your stool? There is even small clots.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  R Makaza replied 6 years ago.
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Blood in the stool should always be taken seriously. The presence of clots may indicate that this is not just a tiny bleed but possibly a significant one. The blood may be coming from anywhere along the length of your GI tract. There is a higher likelihood that this may be coming from the lower part of this tract. You need to go to your ER immediately for the necessary investigations which will include a full blood count and clotting screen to assess that you do not have clotting disorders. You will also be examined for haemorrhoids and maybe a endoscopy will be performed to identify the source of the bleed and this is important.

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