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Blood in Stool

About a day ago I notice a large amount of bright red blood in my stool all of a sudden. I felt fine afterwards, not dizzy or sick and I'm thinking its most likely hemorrhoids because my doctor diagnosed me with them a few years ago, however back then there would only be a little amount of blood. This time its almost like it flows with the bowel movement. The next day it was the same... I was wondering if this was a verry serious problem and if I should see my doctor immediatly or if it could just be a raptured hemorrhoid. Also, I'm pretty young (20 yrs old female).
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Rectal bleeding is never normal and you should always seek medical advice.  For possible causes google rectal bleeding and click on to one of the many sites - the Medicinenet site is particularly informative.

You should ask the doctor what is the maximum amount of blood loss expected from a ruptured haemorrhoid and, if you feel that you lost more blood than this, I suggest that you ask the doctor to investigate other causes from within the bowel perhaps even via a colonoscopy.

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Sounds like a ruptured hemorrhoid or an anal fissure.  Nothing serious but you should see your doctor.
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