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Do I need a colonoscopy if I have blood in my stool and severe constipation?

I’ve had this problem for a while but have never seen a doctor about it because I don’t have a job or insurance. I am just trying to figure out what’s going on. Like I said, it’s a maroon colored blood and I have a bowel movement about twice a week and it’s normally not that much.

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Yes you should have a colonoscopy.

Your symptoms would indicate that you need to speak with a physician and most likely have a colonoscopy done to look for the cause of bleeding. If you do not have a physician you will need to get in touch with the community clinic. Please pursue this medical attention as soon as possible.

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