There’s Blood in My Poo, Is It Serious? | GutDr Q&A

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the question for this week's episode is

gut doctor i've noticed some bright red

blood in my stools is this just

hemorrhoids do i need to do anything

about it

that's a really good question let's dive

right into it


this is a very important question from

our subscriber and one that i think

deserves a very considered response we

don't know the specifics of the case but

we can outline some general principles

for managing rectal bleeding in

answering this question our subscriber

mentions the passage of bright red blood

and that's important because there is a

medical term given to this it's called

hematochesia hermetice is very common

and it's thought it may affect around 10

percent of adults most cases aren't