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A 48-year-old member asked:

Blood on toilet paper after bowel movement. maybe a tiny bit on stools?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
BRBPR: This may just be hemorrhoids from straining but bleeding from rectum (brbpr) may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.) or a bleeding source further upstream. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaids, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), see your doctor.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Hemorrhoids: Sounds like hemorrhoids but could be other things a well so best to see a doctor.

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A 22-year-old female asked:

My bowel movement is alot of blood and Blood Mixed into my stool?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Rectal bleeding: Any rectal or intestinal bleeding requires prompt medical attention -- and "a lot of blood" means you should be evaluated very soon. Contact your doctor ASAP; or if s/he isn't available, go to an urgent care clinic or emergency room. Good luck.
A 42-year-old female asked:

When I have a bowel movement and I wipe there is a lot of blood on my toilet paper. Why?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Mantz
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Many possibilities: Usually due to a hemorrhoid which is swollen vein around the anus, or a tear in the anal opening. Either problem can be caused by constipation and hard stools, and sometimes by diarrhea. Hemorrhoid medications will help this heal along with stool softeners to prevent any further hard stools. It is wise to have her doctor check it out, as it sometimes is coming from internal bleeding.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Blood on toilet paper after bowel movement, should I be worried?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Irina Kovatch
Surgery 15 years experience
See GI doctor: The bleeding may be from anal disease (e.g. Hemorrhoids), but you need a physical exam and a more thorough history as well family history to make sure it's not something more serious. The best thing to do is see a GI doctor.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What could cause blood on toilet paper after bowel movement?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Many things: Most likely is hemm, or rectal tear, fissue or cut, but sometimes it can be from something more serious, like colon precancer or cancer or other bowel conditions so you should see a GI specialist or a general surgeon who specializes in colo-rectal for an evaluation.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Blood on toilet paper from bowel movement. What does this indicate?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Ryan
Dentistry 51 years experience
It depends : If blood in the stool is red, it may be from a hemorrhoid. This needs to be evaluated and treated, but is fairly common. If the blood or stool is darker (black) and has a 'tar-like' appearance, it is more indicative of a bleed in the upper areas of the GI tract. This is more significant and needs more prompt evaluation and treatment.
Last updated Oct 13, 2018


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