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A 23-year-old male asked:

i'm on accutane. infrequently, i realize that there exists a little bit blood on my toilet paper after stooling? is it from accutane?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Probably not: Passing hard feces occasionally does a little damage. If you're otherwise healthy, it's not a problem. Accutane actually could be a small part of the problem as sebaceous glands here normally provide the oils that protect the skin of the anus. I wouldn't worry; mention this to your physician who prescribed the medication.

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