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A 36-year-old member asked:

blood on toilet paper after bowel movement, should i be worried?

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Dr. Irina Kovatch
General Surgery 14 years experience
See GI doctor: The bleeding may be from anal disease (e.g. Hemorrhoids), but you need a physical exam and a more thorough history as well family history to make sure it's not something more serious. The best thing to do is see a GI doctor.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
See details: It may just be related to a hemorrhoid but any rectal bleeding should be evaluated by a doctor.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

For the past seven months I have been finding blood on my toilet paper after a bowel movement.?

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Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Possible hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids and anal fissures can cause blood on the toilet paper. However, an examination of the anal area by a physician is important to rule out cancer or benign growths. Before you get to the doctor, you can try otc-hemorrhoidal remedies to see if they have any effect.
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A 42-year-old female asked:

When I have a bowel movement and I wipe there is a lot of blood on my toilet paper. Why?

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Dr. Donald Mantz
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Many possibilities: Usually due to a hemorrhoid which is swollen vein around the anus, or a tear in the anal opening. Either problem can be caused by constipation and hard stools, and sometimes by diarrhea. Hemorrhoid medications will help this heal along with stool softeners to prevent any further hard stools. It is wise to have her doctor check it out, as it sometimes is coming from internal bleeding.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What could cause blood on toilet paper after bowel movement?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Many things: Most likely is hemm, or rectal tear, fissue or cut, but sometimes it can be from something more serious, like colon precancer or cancer or other bowel conditions so you should see a GI specialist or a general surgeon who specializes in colo-rectal for an evaluation.
A 35-year-old female asked:

What would cause maroon colored streaks on surface of bowel movement. No blood appeared on toilet paper.

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Hemorrrhoids?: Its common for external hemorrhoids to do this. You should see your doctor.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Blood on toilet paper from bowel movement. What does this indicate?

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Dr. Robert Ryan
Dentistry 50 years experience
It depends : If blood in the stool is red, it may be from a hemorrhoid. This needs to be evaluated and treated, but is fairly common. If the blood or stool is darker (black) and has a 'tar-like' appearance, it is more indicative of a bleed in the upper areas of the GI tract. This is more significant and needs more prompt evaluation and treatment.

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