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I just discovered blood in my stool what is best go and see

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I just discovered blood in my stool what is best go and see a doctor or go direct to the hospital?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

This is Dr. David

it is best to see your primary care doctor

who can test your stool for occult blood

you could be having hemorrhoid bleeding

or something more serious

you may need a colonoscopy since you are over age 50

have you had a colonoscopy before?

do you have a primary care doctor?