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on and off rectal bleeding after bowel movement for the last 10 years should have seen a doctor

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes you should: You must see your doctor , any bleeding per rectum has to be considered as malignant till proven other wise by tests, even if it looks like hemorrhoi ... Read More
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Assuming the pattern hasn't changed it is probably not serious, however since you are used to the bleeding, you would not be alerted to another more s ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Pediatrician first: First the pediatrician after examination and evaluation will refer to right specialist if needed.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Several: As I have said many times before on healthtap...No amount of bleeding from the rectum is normal or should be ignored. See either a colorectal surgeon ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Need a doctor now: You need exam,tests &treatment as soon as possible. Why did you not see GP or internist all these days?
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
See a doctor: Get an examination. Maybe hemorrhoids, but need evaluation for other things such as colon polyps or colon cancer.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Margulies
27 years experience General Surgery
Bleeding not normal: Recital bleeding is abnormal. Especially for over one year. Go see your doctor who did the colonoscopy.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
Exam!: You should be examined at a medical clinic as soon as possible. Most causes of rectal bleeding are not serious but colorectal cancer is possible. Oth ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Multiple causes: Anorectal disease, such as hemorrhoids, fistula, or fissure, and , of course, benign or malignant growths. You could also have bleeding from a small b ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chau Le
Dr. Chau Le answered
14 years experience Family Medicine
Hemorrhoids: It may be hemorrhoids. Many women have this due to pregnancy and pushing during labor. Hemorrhoids can happen with constipation. It's very common. ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Bastawrous
32 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Constipation: This is a common complaint. Typically, it is related to dehydration with breast feeding, narcotic pain medications and inadequate soluble fiber. Drin ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Black
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably: Very often straining during bowel movements can lead to flaring up of hemorrhoids or even small tears called fissures, both of which can bleed. But re ... Read More
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