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Dr. Chip
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I went for a stool early and noticed a hardish red lump and

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Hi I went for a stool early and noticed a hardish red lump and also the water had red in, do you think this is blood? Or a blood clot?
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 days ago.

This is Dr Chip

That doesn't look like blood to me

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
What is it then? What is the big lump of thing I found?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 days ago.

It just looks like dark stool to me

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
What is this then?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 days ago.

Possibly a small amount of blood from a hemorrhoid

Have your doctor check for that

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
I had beetroot yesterday could it be that? Or would that not cause it
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 days ago.

That's very likely what it's from

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Not colon cancer?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 days ago.

Of course not

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
how are you so sure?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 days ago.

You keep asking me that

Colon cancer doesn't present like this