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A 23-year-old male asked:

So i just had a bowel movement and i bleed enough to turn the water dark red do i need to go to the hospital? note: had anal yesterday and i have hemorrhoids. i've had a little bit of blood in my stool past few days. hemorrhoids have been hurting?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Bleeding hemorrhoids: Internal hemorrhoids can bleed spontaneously, and color the toilet water "dark red", but the intense color does not usually represent serious blood loss. Obtain a referral to a colo-rectal surgeon for his/her opinion as to whether surgical repair is appropriate.

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