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can i bleed after giving myself a fleet?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Possible...: Inserting a fleet up can cause irritation/breaking of the internal blood vessels--hemorrhoids-and thus can cause some bleeding etc..Make sure that the fleet caplet is nicely coated/wet/slippery and insert it gently and slowly to avoid injurying the local tissue/vessels etc... Regular use of fibers and increase fluid can reduce need for fleet use..Consult your doc...Good luck.
Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
I hope you are under 50 yrs old.Over that age you need a scope .
May 2, 2012
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Possibly: If the enema tip was not lubricated properly, or if you have a fissure or internal hemorrhoids you could bleed. Less frequently you could see bleeing if you have rectal inflammation such as proctitis or if you have a polyp/tumor of the lower colon. No amount of bleeding is normal. See a GI or colorectal surgeon and get a proper evaluation.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Usually traumatic, but if persists, see a olon and rectal surgeon.

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