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I observed bright red blood in my stool? What type of

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I observed bright red blood in my stool? What type of physician should I visit? What procedures are preformed?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 4 months ago.

Hello

This is Dr. Bonilla.

You should see a GU doctor. Depending on the initial assessment they can order blood work and a colonoscopy.

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Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 4 months ago.

Hello,

I think that was a typo and Dr. Bonilla meant a GI (gastrointestinal) specialist since this doesn't involve the urinary system (GU = genitourinary). To see where the bright red blood is coming from, the gastroenterologist would probably do a colonoscopy or a sigmoidoscopy.

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NP Schuyler

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