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small streak of blood on toilet paper after wiping

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
PCP for P/E/: Seeing blood in the toilet, on the outside of your stool, or with wiping is common. Fortunately, most of the causes of such rectal bleeding are not l ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See doctor: Any abnormal bleeding needs to be investigated. It may be as simple as hemorrhoids or anal fissure, however, bleeding from hemorrhoids can result in a ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Need to consult doct: If you have discomfort, it is time to consult your doctor or a GI specialist. I suspect however that the primary problem is constipation leading to a ... Read More

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Maybe hemorrhoids...: ...but you can't assume it. That's probably the most common cause, but other things are possible. Mostly not serious, but don't take the chance; see y ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Rectal blood: Rectal bleeding is abnormal and must be investigated. Possibilities include hemorrhoids, anal fissure, diverticulosis, inflammatory bowel disease or a ... Read More
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood on stool: Constipated? straining? Pain? Mucus? May be hemorrhoids or fissure but any blood in stool should be evaluated by a doctor to insure that worrisome fo ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Trauma: Basically, the wiping is somewhat of a traumatic event. Micro-abrasions can form, especially at a time when Prostaglandin release and inflammatory ch ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depo: With all progesterone only contraceptives bleeding every day, no bleeding at all or anything in between is normal. Abnormal bleeding is a side effect ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Go see your Dr .: The blood could be coming from the vagina or urethra. It could mean light menses, urinary tract infection etc. Only your dr can make an accurate diag ... Read More
A 14-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Reassurance: Depends on how late you are and how regular your menses has been in the past. Your present symptoms appear to be indicative of your period starting s ... Read More
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A 14-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Pregnancy: Hi, your bleeding might pick up soon but if it didn't and you have has unprotected sex then please do a pregnancy test and consult your MD. Good luck.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jefferson Svengsouk
Specializes in Palliative Care
Rectal Bleeding: Given that you're not seeing the blood on the toilet paper until you've wiped a number of times suggests that the wiping itself is contributing to the ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Rectal Bleeding: That means you have bleeding from the rectum and it needs to be checked and you may need colonoscopy to find the cause.It may be hemorrhoids, colon po ... Read More

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