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A 49-year-old member asked:

what exactly does it mean when you bleed while emptying your bowel?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 42 years experience
Not normal: I t should be checked. Probably hemorrhoids but you need to see a doctor.

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Cumberland, RI
A 54-year-old female asked:

Sometimes when i move my bowel i bleed?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Best to get checked: Bleeding per rectum may originate in the anal canal, the rectum, or further up the line. Frequent anal sources of bleeding include hemorrhoids & fissures, that may respond to modifying stool texture (fiber, softeners) and topical agents, or require further intervention. Similar bleeds can be seen with anal & rectal cancer, infections, ischemic colitis, diverticular bleeds, inflammatory bowel, etc.
Mason, MI
A 18-year-old male asked:

I have been bleeding anally ever bowel move. More and more each time 4 1 month. It itches also. All possibilities? Should i go to the doctor?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Benjamin Kim
General Surgery 43 years experience
Yes: Probable hemorrhoids or anal fissure. Go see our doc or proctologist.
CA
A 31-year-old female asked:

This is personal. Why do I bleed when passing a bowel moment?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Rectal bleed: rectal bleed can be from a serious underling problem such as colorectal cancer, specially if one is 50 year old or above or has family history of colorectal cancer; However blood per rectum can also be from simple hemorrhoid which is not as dreadful as colorectal cancer, or from inflammation of the colon, see doctor as soon as possible to evaluate this

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