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Is it normal to have hemorrhoids for years?/ secretion from penis while passing a bowel movement? i've been noticing for a couple years now a majority of the time i pass a bowel movement there is a little blood on the toilet paper. i went to the doctor an

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Dr. Mary Engrav answered

Specializes in Emergency Medicine

Having : Having blood with a bowel movement can be caused by several issues, including hemorrhoids or anal fissures. Since it has been persistent, you should have these rechecked. I agree with your doctor about the discharge from your penis, but if it changes in amount, or you have pain, then you should be re-evaluated.

Answered 10/3/2016

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Dr. Stephen Christensen answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Hemorrhoids : Hemorrhoids can be a chronic problem. The most effective approach to hemorrhoids is to address the issues that lead to their development. Obesity, constipation, and sitting for prolonged periods (particularly on the toilet, which increases pressure on the veins around your rectum) all contribute to hemorrhoids. Heavy lifting may also play a role. As for the penile emission that accompanies your bowel movements, i agree with the doctor who evaluated you two years ago. The back portion of your prostate protrudes into your rectum, so as stool passes through your rectum it compresses your prostate and squeezes fluid into your urethra. This could be particularly noticeable in a man who's constipated and who strains to empty his bowel. I've attached a couple of links that provide more information about hemorrhoids and constipation. I hope that helps! http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hemorrhoids/ds00096 http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/constipation/ds00063.

Answered 10/4/2016

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