Red blood in the stools
When assessing blood in the stool, there are basically two types of bleeding. One of them is red blood, instantly recognized as such. This blood has been spilled and eliminated along with the stools almost at the same time. There was not enough time for blood to coagulate and start decaying with the gut microbiota, and that’s why red blood in the stools means the alteration is near the anus or in the anus itself. It might be caused by an anal fissure, hemorrhoids, ulcers in the descending colon, or a tumor located in this same area. By consulting with your doctor, you will get a complete assessment to know what is causing this symptom.