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What does it mean if i bleed when i poop ?

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Get checked: Causes of bleeding per rectum include hemorrhoids, diverticular disease, anal fissures, colon cancers, av malformations, or upper GI bleeding causes. Follow with a doctor for evaluation.

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Why do I bleed when I poop?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Rectal bleed: Most likely you have constipation ( hard stools) causing hemorrhoids to bleed. Is is advisable to see a gastroenterologist or proctologist ( specialist in disorders of the rectum) to confirm the diagnosis and rule out more ominous disorders like rectal/ colon cancer. Increase fiber & water. Stool softeners & laxatives
A 30-year-old member asked:

Every time i poop, i bleed. What does this mean?

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Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Many possibilities: But all rectal bleeding must be evaluated by your doctor.

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