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I have noticed bright red colour in my poo in the past 24 hours.

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I have noticed bright red colour in my poo in the past 24 hours. Is this a cause for concern?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and I'm ready to help.
the most common cause for bright red blood in the stool is from bleeding from hemorrhoids which are veins in the anus and rectal area.
hard or large bowel movements when you have to push and strain can worsen hemorrhoid bleeding.
if you are over age 50, you might need to get a colonoscopy to look into your colon to see why you might be bleeding.
how old are you?
have you been passing hard stools?
have you had hemorrhoid bleeding before?