Can ulcers cause bloody stools
Stomach ulcers typically don't cause bright red blood in stools. Any blood in stools with a stomach ulcer is usually black or tarry. Bright red blood in stools can be caused by hemorrhoids, ulcerative colitis, or other diseases. See you doctor. [ Source: http://www.chacha.com/question/can-ulcers-cause-bloody-stools ]
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- Can ulcers cause bloody stools
- Stomach ulcers typically don't cause bright red blood in stools. Any blood in stools with a stomach ulcer is usually black or tarry. Bright red blood in stools can be caused by hemorrhoids, ulcerative colitis, or other diseases. See you doc...
- Does blood in my stool necessarily mean ulcer??
- No, blood in stool could indicate other problems as well, so you should see a doctor.
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