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Bleeding In Rectum
Rectal bleed common: Hemorrhoids are quite common and it is quite easy to check by your doc--if much pain with bm, it is likely external hemorrhoids/fissures. If no pain and blood "coats the stool" then likely from internal ones. Vaginal bleeding in seinors is not normal and should be checked out--dysfunctional uterine bleeding can be sign of uterine/cervical cancers etc..Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: The hemorrhoid is clear evidence of damage. And yes, is often cause for blood in stool.Now we must discuss treatment and prevention.I suggest that the cause is a hard stool.More fiber & exercise.No bathroom breaks longer than 10 min nor shorter than 5 min.Better hydration-the colon's job is to recover fluid-you are deficient.I hope this helps. ...Read more
Anal fissures: Anal fissures are due to abrupt stretching of anus either from foreign objects, or more commonly, constipation, in which case, stool softeners are key. That along w/plenty of fiber, fluids & physical activity are key to minimizing constipation. Once that's solved, no more anal fissures. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/anal-fissure/ds00762 for more info & options if necessary. ...Read more
Polyp removed in upper rectum and solitary rectal ulcer sowed in flexible sigmoidoscopy. still start tip of stool is hard and red blood on stool help!
Start simple, but...: Docusate (per PDR) helps moisten & soften hard, dry stools. It is not a true laxative, but facilitates natural defecation, usually within 12 to 72 hours. This is safe &available for anyone over 2, &a assumes normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. Change in bowels is a "red flag", like weight loss or blood in stool, that needs evaluation if persistent ...Read more
Do colon cancer polyps cause constant blood in the stool or intermittently? Do polyps only bleed when they're ruptured from straining passing stool?
Intermittent: Bleeding form polyps is intermittent and depends on the size and type of polyp. That is why yearly testing is recommended. You may consult this site for information about blood in stool. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/blood-in-stool#1 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Not likely: From the standpoint of the medical profession, black stools -called melena - are always assumed to be blood. Usually representing bleeding from stomach or "higher up" within the intestines. Colon bleeding usually is red. Unfortunately, bismouth containing medications can also cause black stool, but even with that type of product, one cannot be sure there is not bleeding also. Needs evaluation. ...Read more
What would cause pain in lower abdomen and bleeding from rectum when using the bathroom. The blood color is a dark red. Bowel movement daily.
Can a prolapse in the vagina cause abnormal bleeding, red irritation and a protrusion outside the vagina?
Yes!: See your OB/GNE to discuss options!Get a more detailed answer ›
Rectal spasm: Motility, compliance ; sensation of the rectum are important to fecal continence. Assuming you have undergone appropriate testing to rule out structural ; inflammatory causes (had colonoscopy?), hypersensitivity to distension ; abnormal motility patterns in the rectum are common. Clinical testing distinguishes ibs from levator ani muscle dysfunction, sphincter dysfunction, dyssynergia, proctalgia. ...Read more
Slight Abdominal pain 1wk after anal masturbation. Slight nausea, constipation and dark/black stool. Small amounts of blood in stool Perforated Colon?
See doctor: Although it is not possilbe to make this diagnosis over the internet, the current symptoms with the mechanism of action and are concerning. It certainly could be many things, but you do want to rule out any intestinal damage. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
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