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A 55-year-old female asked:

i have hemmoroids and diverticulitis. and a couple of times i noticed when i went to wipe there was blood on the paper , is this normal .

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Dr. John Hanna
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: External hemmorhoids frequently will result in chronic blood when wiping.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Rectal bleeding: Is not normal. Yes, it could be coming from your hemorrhoids. Have you had a prior colonoscopy evaluation? See your family doctor for a new evaluation too.

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Last updated Jul 8, 2013

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