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A 41-year-old member asked:

i'm almost 16 and every time i wipe after pooping, there is little red on the paper. why does this happen?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
'Little'= irritation: If it is just small streaks on tp when wipe, is usually due to irritation or hemorrhoids. Try using baby wipes for couple of days and see if improves / resolves. If not, will need to have your dr. Look at it to be sure nothing else is going on or does not need medication to help resolve.

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