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Men's health-bleeding when using the bathroom

my dad is 67 and recently he has been experiencing bleeding when using the bathroom. He really doesnt have constipation or diarrhea symptoms, but there is noticable amount of blood in the stool. Hes very prideful and doesnt want to let anybody know. He is urinating more because of a medication that he is on for his heart. He says there really isnt any pain. He has a doctor appt in a few weeks, but hes very concerned about these issues and becoming depressed. Is there anything we can do to make him more comfortable, or to help the symptoms.
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Hi there,
The most common causes of blood in stools are hemorrhoids and anal fissure that cause tearing in the lining of the anus due to forceful bowel movement .Intestinal infections like ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulosis, Crohn’s disease are few other possible conditions which can lead to blood in stools. Colon cancer is a rare but serious cause of blood in stools. It is best to seek medical help and get him examined. A rectal examination and tests like flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy may be needed. Do keep us posted.
Best wishes!
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