I know occasionally I think there is blood just due to color but it can certainly be something else. Occasionally I wipe and it's bright red and that is usually just irritation from wiping. I don't overly worry about it as it's not very often. If you are constantly seeing it I would possibly get it checked out, I also realize that you aren't too far from your surgery date and you are still adjusting.
Good luck, hopefully this was helpful.
Thank you for your reply! Yea, it’s weird bc sometimes my stool is darker and I don’t see the orangey/reddish color?? Maybe it is just the color that happens to come from certain food and not blood? I’ll continue to keep and eye on it and bring it up to my doctor at my next follow up.