A 29-year-old female asked:
what does it mean if the last couple of times i have had a bowel movement there has been a lot of blood both in the toilet and on the toilet paper?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Michael Lawson answered
47 years experience Gastroenterology
Colonoscopy: Rectal bleeding usually means hemorrhoids but it should never be ignored. Colonoscopy is indicated.
Answered on May 22, 2015
Dr. Stephen Southard answered
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Need an evaluation: It's not normal to have visible blood in the toilet and upon wiping. This could be related to hemorrhoids, an anal fissure or other problems like inflammation of the lining of the colon - there are other issues that can cause this too. You're best bet is to follow up with your doctor to better identify what's causing this as this allows you to come up with a good treatment plan.
Answered on Oct 28, 2014
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