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A 28-year-old male asked:

For the past three days everytime i poop i bleed. it hurts when i took the inital poop and i start to bleed bright red. i don't think i see blood stools in the poop

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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Bright : Bright red blood (brb) coming from the rectum is an urgent situation that needs to be worked up immediately. Please see your doctor or visit an urgent care for evaluation. The possible causes of brb from the rectum include: hemorrhoids inflammatory bowel disease ( crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis) intestinal infections tumors trauma foreign body vascular abnormaities(abnormal blood vessels) anal/rectal fissures bowel ischemia (when blood supply is cut off to part of the intestines) colon polyps or colon cancer diverticulosis also anemia can result from bleeding; a simple test will determine if this is an issue for you . Good luck to you.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Blood w BM: Rectal bleeding may have a # of causes to include: hemorrhoids, anal fissure, fistula, polyp, cancer, or inflammation or infection of GI tract. Please see your physician to get this checked.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
multiple causes: There are many causes of rectal bleeding - in a young otherwise healthy person, it is commonly caused by hemorrhoids, but there are other more serious possibilities.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Proctologist: Since this rectal bleeding is almost certainly occurring in the rectal or anal regions from conditions like hemorrhoids, proctitis or anal fissure, I recommend that you consult a proctologist, if possible. In my experience they are more adept and interested in treating these disorders. A colorectal surgeon can also be quite helpful and the proctologist will refer you to one if deemed advisable.

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