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A 18-year-old female asked:

I feel pain when i'm pooping usually its hard stool. last time i poop there was a small amount of blood on my stool. what can it be and the cause?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 30 years experience
Anal Fissure: If you are not drinking enough fluids and/or are not eating enough food with fiber these stools are hard to pass. It sounds like you have a hemorrhoid or a tear inside your anus. Please add lots of fiber and fluids and consider seeing your physician.
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Last updated Aug 5, 2014

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