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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


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Small amount of anal prolapse; no pain, bleeding, or interference with defecating. Should one still see a physician? Think i'd rather live with it.

Small amount of anal prolapse; no pain, bleeding, or interference with defecating.  Should one still see a physician?  Think i'd rather live with it.

OK to live with it: Small degree of prolapse may be a little itchy, and wiping may not be as quick and clean, but no treatment is necessary unless it bleeds or prolapses a lot. ...Read more

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What can cause anal bleeding?

What can cause anal bleeding?

Many things: Including hemorrhoids, fissures, fistula, abscess, and tumors of the anus, rectum or colon both benign and malignant. No amount of bleeding is normal. All bleeding should be thoroughly evaluated and not ignored. ...Read more

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What does bleeding from the anus mean?

What does bleeding from the anus mean?

Many things: Bleeding from your anus could be from cancer, inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease, hemorrhoids or some kind of trauma to the anal area to name a few. A direct visual exam and digital rectal exam or anoscopy are useful initial tests, and can be performed by your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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What causes anal bleeding im male 45yrs old

What causes anal bleeding im male 45yrs old

Hello, : Hello, possible causes include anal fissure, fistula, polyp, internal hemorrhoid, external hemorrhoid, cancer or inflammation. If this has happened more than a couple of times, you need to be medically evaluated to determine the cause, . ...Read more

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What does it mean when your bleeding from anal?

See doctor: Rectal bleeding is not normal and should always be evaluated. See a colorectal surgeon, who will do a complete evaluatin and examination, and can treat most causes of rectal bleeding. ...Read more

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Why my wife get anal bleeding after we get sex ?

Why my wife get anal bleeding after we get sex
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Rectal trauma is a: likely reason. Anal Receptive Sex carries a # of risks. Trauma can lead to rectal prolapse, anal fissure, tearing of tissues, ^ hemorrhoid sxs & Anodyspareunia (pain). ...Read more

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What can I do to treat occasional anal bleeding?

What can I do to treat occasional anal bleeding?

First confirm source: Bleeding per rectum may originate in the anal canal, the rectum, or further up the line. Frequent anal sources of bleeding include hemorrhoids & fissures, that may respond to modifying stool texture (fiber, softeners) and topical agents, or require further intervention. Similar bleeds can be seen with anal & rectal cancer, infections, ischemic colitis, diverticular bleeds, inflammatory bowel, etc. ...Read more

Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more