A 20-year-old male asked:
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can constipation cause blood in stool if you press too hard, while your constipated?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes: This would almost certainly be accompanied by pain. If it is not painful and it persists, get it checked out.
Answered on May 28, 2019
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: You can have bleeding if you are straining during bowel movements due to constipation and is usually associated with pain. If this persists or you develop bleeding without pain then you should see your physician.
Answered on May 28, 2019
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Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Sure, but see MD: Painful bleeding during defecation, especially if constipated, likely is an anal fissure (tear in the lining); painless-likely internal hemorrhoid. Recurrent problem, significant pain, fever, discomfort-see doc. Constipated, but bleeding, and passing frequent loose stool? See md, could be inflammation.
Answered on Oct 18, 2016
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Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Hard stools can cause bright red small amount of blood- called hemorrhoids.The amount is very important- more than 5-10 ml of blood seek immediate medical help. Correct constipation by drinking minimum of 2 L of fil;tered water. & eating roughages Veg & fruits-greens.Take 2 OZ of Kefir- yogurt drink,full of probiotics 1-2 times daily-now available in most grocery stores- $ 3-4/Qt
Answered on May 28, 2019
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