Blood in the Stool (Rectal Bleeding) Center

Blood in the stool or rectal bleeding (hematochezia) refers to the passage of bright red blood from the anus. Common causes include

The color of the blood in the stool may provide information about the origin of the bleeding. The color of stool with blood in it may range from black, red, maroon, green yellow, gray, or white, and may be tarry, or sticky. Treatment of blood in the stool depends on the cause.

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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/2/2017

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