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Hutchinson, KS
A 22-year-old female asked:

Could there be a bigger problem? gallbladder removal, ibs, total thyroidectomy, fibroid on my uterus, and now extreme rectal bleeding. i'm 22. help!

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Go to ER: Any extreme bleeding usually means a serious problem. Since you are sitting at a computer emailing it is doubtful that it is extreme and it may be a minor rectal tear or hemorrhoid if there is bright red blood. You may need help with anxiety after getting the rectal bleeding under control.
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Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 20 years experience
Hemorrhoid: Sometimes after multiple surgeries you may be taking pain meds which can lead to constipation and straining. This can lead to hemorrhoid a which can cause bleeding. This can be treated with a high fiber diet or laxatives. See a doctor and will be able to tell with physical exam.
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Last updated May 17, 2014


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