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Experience:  Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.
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In the last week I have noticed a tiny bit of blood in my stools

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in the last week I have noticed a tiny bit of blood in my stools they are normal colour not dark have no pain nothing when I wipe.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
Have you had a colonoscopy
When, what findings?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
Any blood in the stool at age 69 indicates the need for a colonocopy, which we typically do for screening at age 50,60 and 70.
Often it is simply hemorrhoids, but polyps and diverticulosis must be ruled out.
Any polyps would need to be removed to make sure they are not cancer.
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