A 22-year-old female asked:
Past 2 weeks ive been seeing fresh blood in the toiletbowl on&off, around a tablespoon, burn when i pass stool. doc said i had anterior and posterior anal fissures. they gave me indomethacine, lactulose, antroline. i still c blood, should i worry?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Fergusonanswered
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Bright red blood originates from at or near the outlet where digestive enzymes have not turned it dark/black. Exams can confirm a fissure. The often take time to heal when stools remain bulky or hard. The blood loss is seldom enough to create a long-term problem. Make soft stools & this should heal in time.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Reviewed Aug 15, 2022
Last updated Aug 15, 2022
People also asked
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $44!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.