A 36-year-old female asked:
Is it normal for hemorrhoids and anal fissures to bleed all the time and not just during bowel movement? i feel pain on the anus and it bleeds even when i am not passing stools. i contacted my gastroenterologist but he only has appointment on 5th feb
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Family Medicine 34 years experience
Rectal bleeding: Causes of rectal bleeding can be fissure, hemorrhoid, proctitis or diverticulosis. Typically bleeding from hemorrhoids or fissure is with stool,but is larger bleeding can be on a more regular basis. Likely getting checked would be the best way to find out.
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