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Green poop..: Hi Medigirl86, Its probably a pigment in something you ate recently so probably insignificant. If assoc with diarrea get a stool culture and if persistent, make a food diary for a week or so and go and see a Doc to look for the cause of your "green" effect in the diet! thanks ...Read more
I regularly have to spend a lot of time wiping after defecating. I have found that wet wipes don't make too much of a difference.
Anal cleansing: If your anus is more deeply located it is more difficult to cleanse after a soft bowel movement. If you don't have access to a bidet, after a few wipes with toilet paper, cleanse further with a soft white cloth moistened with warm water only and then pat dry with another nonabrasive colorless cloth. Overly vigorous scrubbing of the anal area with toilet paper only leads to chronic anal irritation. ...Read more
When a hem bleeds, how do you keep it from bleeding onto the shower floor if you take one after defecating? Will standing slow the bleeding down?
If I lose a lot of blood after defecating will I have symptoms of blood loss? Can I stop bleeding when I wipe? Do I need to change diet or any habits?
Not normal: Need to get checked by a doctor. There are many potential causes for your problem. ...Read more
After defecating, had bright red bleeding, with bright red clots with body tissue. I had no problem with defecating.
I do not have hemorrhoids or a fissure, yet I still leave large amounts of blood in the toilet after defecating. What can cause this? Is it serious?
Lately I've noticed that immediately after defecating my depression/anxiety/hopelessness subside (pretty sure it's not a placebo). What could this be?
Family member touched my arm after defecating (they wash their butts with water and hands instead of toilet paper after defecating), could I get sick?
Butt cleansing??: Hello ~ I see you have a family with a decidedly French connection, we used to say years ago. But I joke of course. This method of cleaning after using the BR need not be as bad as it sounds (although they have a stronger gut than I for this) AS LONG AS THEY WASH HANDS WITH SOAP AND WATER AFTER CLEANING BUTT WITH HANDS AND WATER! OK? Its still remains mandatory to wash with S+W after pooping! Ok ...Read more
Can someone have a sensitive anal cavity? I have ibs-c...very gassy at times...no pain after defecating, none while wiping (nor blood)
sensitivity varies: Patients with Ibs-c (constipation predominant) can have constipation due to impaired visceral (gut) sensation or on top of ibs have overlap with slow transit constipation or pelvic floor dysaynergia (abnormal pelvic muscle function) during defecation. Constipation can be associated with increased gas. Rectums sense stool via stretch receptors and may be insensitive in constipation. ...Read more
Yesterday evening I had blood in urine, this morning I noticed a drop of blood when I was wiping (after defecating). Haven't ate red. No b in urine td.
After defecating hard stools I drank water and eventually defecated more hard, then normal and loose stools. Now I have gas. Normal?
Not worrisome: Perhaps you had a stool plug which has now passed. A "good news" is that you have not described bleeding per rectum. Changes in bowel pattern are however a "red flag" to doctors. Depending upon what is a "normal" stooling for you, please discuss your recent bowel irregularity with your doctor who can put it in perspective with the rest of your rx & medical history (with which we are un-aware). ...Read more
I'm 23, 2 polyps removed when 22. Since procedure: Itchy anus / burns to put water on tissue an wipe. Always excess sebaceous oil on anus area after defecating and sometimes bright red blood after wiping. Usually clean toilet paper on the first wipe?
Proctologist: Your best bet for diagnosis and treatment is to consult a proctologist or a colorectal surgeon. You may be dealing with an anal fissure, or a perirectal dermatitis but inflammatory disease of the rectum is a possibility. For these problems I favor a skilled proctologist as he/she is very experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of anorectal diseases. ...Read more
Hi. I sometimes ejeculate when I am defecating without touching or erection. What can cause that?
My boyfriend is 26 years old and lately he is ejaculating while defecating! Should he be concerned?
Hi, sometimes I get blood when defecating, it may be for injuries? It does not happen that often. Thank you!
I'm been ejaculating quite regularly over the past few weeks while defecating. I don't know how to stop this. I'm 22 years old?
Ejaculation: You need to have further investigation. May need to see urologist. ...Read more
Partner has on and off bleeding when defecating for the past 5 years, only just been told. No pain or other symptoms. How serious? 23 years old.
Rectal bleeding: May or may not be "serious" but needs to be evaluated by GI doctor to assure it is not Best wishes. ...Read more
A few things: Bright red blood and pain with defecation usually is due to tears in the anal canal (fissures). Use a stool softener or fiber product to reduce the chances of worsening the condition. Make diet or medication adjustment to reduce constipation. See your primary care to rule out anything serious. ...Read more
Valsalva maneuver: Looks like you raised intracranial pressure by straining, and this triggered pain due to disc in neck, migraine susceptibility, or even intracranial problems such as prior stroke or atherosclerosis. Not critical but if becoming pattern, see your doctor and acquire a treatment approach. ...Read more
Just get checked: At your age probably nothing bad. Most likely hemorrhoids. In any event you should visit your doctor and this will be sorted out quickly. ...Read more
Hi, I have a pain in my anus while defecating. I thinks its a fissure but there is no blood and pain only on the toiilet.
Had little pain defecating with a tiny blood spot on the paper. It went away in approx a week. Does it mean it's all good now?
Most likely: At your age, we don't worry much yet about severe diseases except, of course, things like uc and crohn's, which are more symptomatic when they flare up. In all likelihood you had internal or even external hemorrhoids of fissure that has healed. It is important to have good, regular bm with soft stool. Eat more fibers and hydrate well. ...Read more
Bleeding while defecating. Its happened only thrice. The blood was bright red and I couldn't feel any pain even though there was a lot of bleeding? .
Feel a slight pressure in the middle of neck although not painful while defecating. Eat fiber husk every night. Wt=46, ht=5f'2 inch, Age 24?
Recent, while defecating, I bled a lot. I do not feel sore in the anus. Symptoms occur a few days, then back off. What can I get sick? What should I care?
Must see physician: Rectal bleeding in a person age 24 is more likely due to bleeding internal hemorrhoids rather than colorectal cancer. However the incidence of colorectal cancer is increasing in your age group. You should see a physician for evaluation to be safe. It would be advantageous to be seen on a day when you are having bleeding, in which case a small scope will suggest if it's from hemorrhoids. ...Read more