U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Menifee, CA
A 34-year-old female asked:

10 y/o son has had small amt of red blood upon wiping for 2 wks. i see no blood in/on the stool. sometimes strains/has hard poop but no visible tear. ?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Exam: He needs a good exam and if there is nothing visible, a scope may be necessary. Sometimes polyps or bowel irritation may cause this problem All the best.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A member asked:
When I helped my 3 yo son wipe his bottom this am after he pooped there was a small amount of bright red blood. Stool looked normal. Worry?
Dr. Melissa Gowans
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Anal fissures: Anal fissures can be a source of bleeding especially after large or hard stools. They are the most common reason for blood found on the tissue in chil... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
View all answers
A 29-year-old female asked:
Occasionally after a bowel movement I will notice tiny spits of bright red blood when I wipe, nothing visible in the stool, just very small spots on the paper. There's no pain just a raw feeling. What could it be?
Dr. SURESH KATAKKAR
54 years experience
Nothing serious: More likely excoriation of the sphincter means abrasion of the anal opening. Use topical emollient to heal. Check your diet and make sure there is no ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Why did i bleed when i poop? It hurts when i first took the initial poop and i started to bleed bright red. I don't think i see blood stools in the poop and it was difficult to tell. After i finished and wipe the blood was thick and sort of dark.
Dr. Joseph Jeu
Family Medicine 46 years experience
There : There are a couple of possiblities with painful bright red blood with bowel movements. You could have actually developed a anal fissure (tear in the ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
View all answers
A 35-year-old male asked:
Had a hard stool and a known exterior hemorrhoid. Wiped and there was a streak of blood. Stools since have been fine with no blood. My doctor indicated to not worry as this might be from straining, which I was doing. Still scared?
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
This is likely from your known external hemorrhoid. But, you can see a GI doctor to get examined to be certain. They can look into your intestines wit... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
View all answers
A 34-year-old female asked:
Son is 1 yr. today was bright red blood around his poo. He frequently strains to poo, poos often large, vary from hard to soft. He drinks plenty.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Anal fissure: Infants/kids that pass hard/bulky or stools that come out fast can open a crack in the skin of their outlet (ANUS) which will leave blood on the outsi... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jan 7, 2015

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.