A 32-year-old male asked:
Hello had a bowel movement and afterwards had drops of blood on top of the stool wasnt mixed in with stool just on top it was red like fresh blood. had no pain just a slight burning sensation near rectum should i be worried about cancer?
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Dr. Yvette Kratzberganswered
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Discrete blood on stool and burning sensation near rectum may indicate some superficial damage to the rectal mucosa or anus which is typically caused by hard sections of stool. Focus on increasing the fiber in your diet (fresh vegetables, fruits and nuts), increase your water intake (2.5-3 liters daily) and make sure that if symptoms persist, you are seen by your regular Dr for evaluation.
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Answered Jun 07, 2022
Last updated Jun 7, 2022
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