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Blood in the stool means there is bleeding somewhere in your digestive tract. It may be obvious to the eye or unnoticeable. Sometimes the amount of blood is so small that it can only be detected by a fecal occult test. At other times it may be visible on toilet tissue or in the toilet after a bowel movement.
Possible causes of blood in stool include:
It is important to have our doctors evaluate any bleeding in the stool. Any details you can give about the bleeding will help us locate the site of bleeding.