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A 26-year-old female asked:

I bleed bright red blood from my back passage often after having a poo. what could be the cause? i'm 26

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Haematochesia: Or bright red blood per rectum denotes pathology of the lower Gi tract. The differential includes a variety of conditions with the most common for you age range being hemorrhoids or piles, anal fissure or inflammatory bowel disease among others. Would recommend starting by seeing your doc for an exam. In the interim avoid constipation and prolonged seating, maintain good hydration and exercise.

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