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A 43-year-old member asked:

I get blood on the toilet paper when i wipe my anus what is it?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Many possible reason: Rectal bleeding is never normal. The most common cause of painless rectal bleeding is internal hemorrhoids but rectal polyps and cancer can also bleed "a little" and do not cause pain until last stages. This should be checked out. See your doctor, a gastroenterologist or a surgeon to ensure the cause is not serious.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

I recently found blood on my toilet paper when wiping the anus. What does this mean?

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Dr. David Drewitz
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
See your doctor...: Blood in the stool or rectal bleeding can be a sign of a potentially serious problem. Hemorrhoids are a common cause of these symptoms but get yourself examined to find the exact cause and treated. Don't delay in seeing your doctor.
A 40-year-old member asked:

There's small amount of blood on toilet paper when wiping.?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Rectal Bleeding: That means you have bleeding from the rectum and it needs to be checked and you may need colonoscopy to find the cause.It may be hemorrhoids, colon polyp.Inflammatory bowel disease, constipation or cancer. Any active rectal bleeding needs to be investigated.
Last updated Nov 19, 2013

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