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my husband has been pooping large amounts of bright red blood

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my husband has been pooping large amounts of bright red blood all day today, should he go to the er? What could cause this?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr .Saha replied 7 years ago.

Fresh blood in stool comes most commonly from the lower part of the gut near anus or rectum.

The causes can be hemorrhoid , polyp, fissure , inflammatory bowel diseases, diverticulitis,infection or from tumor.

If it is painless it is likely to be bleeding from hemorrhoid.

He should consult doctor in ER when he is passing large amounts of blood.

Repeated bleeding may lead to the development of anemia or fall of blood pressure.

I hope this information will help.

Please ask if you need any clarification.

Best wishes.

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