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Anal bleeding : what do I do? Is it serious? I am an 18 year old male, and this has happened about 3-5 times now. I have anal bleeding, and it always passes as bright red blood, like that of an anal fissure. I do not share symptoms with anal fissure thoug

Anal bleeding : what do I do? Is it serious? I am an 18 year old male, and this has happened about 3-5 times now. I have anal bleeding, and it always passes as bright red blood, like that of an anal fissure. I do not share symptoms with anal fissure thoug

You : You may be dealing with an internal hemorrhoid. These are usually painless and can cause quite a lot of bleeding. On the other hand rectal polyps, tumors, and like you stated fissures can be the cause amongst other things. You really need to see a doctor for this problem. You will need a rectal exam, stool testing for blood, and a test to make sure you are not anemic due to all the bleeding. Your doctor may also want additional tests based on your history and exam. I know you probably don't want to see a doctor for a rectal exam, however it is in your best interest to get a diagnosis and prompt treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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21yr old male, could this be colon cancer?Blood on stool,Rectal bleeding(bright red/darker at times,) painful bowel movement, big & hard stool, etc.

21yr old male, could this be colon cancer?Blood on stool,Rectal bleeding(bright red/darker at times,) painful bowel movement, big & hard stool, etc.

Chronic constipation: Chronic constipation can lead to hemorroidal bleeding and fecal impaction Once the stool is hard and large, medications are generally not effective initially. Treatment consists of preventing constipation through diet, bowel retraining and stool softeners. To get things moving at the beginning of treatment, Fleets enema may be necessary. Without a strong family history, cancer would be uncommon. ...Read more

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I have noticed painless bright red anal bleeding while passing stool...Plz help.., ?

I have noticed painless bright red anal bleeding while passing stool...Plz help.., ?

Bright red blood: At your age, bright red blood at the end of stool which is found outside the stool but not inside the stool is very likely due to hemorrhoids. If you have anything else you should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Dairy causes bright red bleeding with painful and hard to push out stools! Does this mean no dairy for my life!?! I don't do grains and try low carb!!

Dairy causes bright red bleeding with painful and hard to push out stools! Does this mean no dairy for my life!?! I don't do grains and try low carb!!

Not necessarily : It sounds like dairy allergy. Dairy can cause constipation and as well as bloody stool. If you avoid all dairy products for a few to several months you are very likely to develop tolerance and then you can have it no more than twice a week if you want to avoid desensitization ...Read more

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I am a 36yr old male, BMI of 24.93. Very recently saw bright red bleeding along with stool. There is no pain or itching or discomfort. Pls advice?

I am a 36yr old male, BMI of 24.93. Very recently saw bright red bleeding along with stool. There is no pain or itching or discomfort. Pls advice?

See below: See your physician.Any rectal bleeding needs to be reported and you need a exam by your physician.The soon the better! it may be hemorrhoids that are bleeding or other causes, but you need a exam. ...Read more

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I had bright red rectal bleeding this morning when i passed stools with very minimal pain..could i be at risk for cancer..we have no history of cancer?

I had bright red rectal bleeding this morning when i passed stools with very minimal pain..could i be at risk for cancer..we have no history of cancer?

Get medical check up: Rectal bleeding is caused either by Cancer or Hemorrohids. You should go see your doctor for an examination so that you can find the cause. cancer can occur in anyone of us....family history of no Cancer does not help as 90% of people who develop Cancer do not have family history of cancer. So you need to be careful and get a good medical exam. ...Read more

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10 months bright red anal bleeding. Dr. Prescribed 2/day anugesic hc suppositories for 2 weeks with fo stool test. Sups didn't work... What should I do?

10 months bright red anal bleeding. Dr. Prescribed 2/day anugesic hc suppositories for 2 weeks with fo stool test. Sups didn't work... What should I do?

See a surgeon.: Bright red blood is usually caused by something low in the rectum or anal region. Hemorrhoids (either internal or external) or rectal fissures are the most common causes. If your symptoms aren't improving, consider seeing a general surgeon or a colorectal surgeon to see if there is anything they can do. ...Read more

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