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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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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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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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What does it mean if when i go #2 my anus hurts really bad, bright red bleeding occurs and bright red blood on my stool? And how to treat it?

What does it mean if when i go #2 my anus hurts really bad, bright red bleeding occurs and bright red blood on my stool? And how to treat it?

Fissure: This could all be due to an anal fissure that hurts and bleeds with a bm. Another possibility is a thrombosed hemorrhoid. Get examined and in the meantime apply warm soaks and use glycerin suppositories to lubricate the anal region. Take a stool softener so that stool won't be too hard. ...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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I just noticed rectal bleeding,its bright red, painless,never had it before its been 2 days. Only when i pass stool.since i came iff bc, hav bloating.

I just noticed rectal bleeding,its bright red, painless,never had it before its been 2 days. Only when i pass stool.since i came iff bc, hav bloating.

See a Provider: You could have an anal fissure which is a crack in the membrane of the anal canal. This is a benign condition ,but can be treated . When you come off oc's, it is normal to have some bloating especially right before the onset of menses. If this is troublesome, see your Provider. ...Read more

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Do I have a bleeding ulcer if i see bright red blood in my stool?

Do I have a bleeding ulcer if i see bright red blood in my stool?

Not likely: Bleeding ulcer (duodenal or stomach) usually causes black stool, or melena. If you see bright red blood in your stool, it is bleeding usually from a source closer to your anal opening. Most common cause is hemorrhoids, but it could be serious as a cancer, so you need to be examined by a doctor. ...Read more

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Dripping bright red blood with bowel movement. Passed big stool possible cut a week ago. But still bleeding with stool and very minimal pain.

Dripping bright red blood with bowel movement. Passed big stool possible cut a week ago. But still bleeding with stool and very minimal pain.

Blood On The Saddle: At your age it is probably a hemorrhoid and if it's dripping blood that's not very good. If it doesn't stop soon go get it checked out by a local doctor. ...Read more

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Rectal bleeding, heavy bright red blood in stool and lower back pain. What should I do?

Rectal bleeding, heavy bright red blood in stool and lower back pain. What should I do?

You need: To see a GI doctor or colorectal surgeon, sooner rather than later before it becomes a life threatening emergency! this does not seem like something you should wait on for a few days to "see if it gets better". If necessary go to the nearest emergency room! take this situation very seriously. ...Read more

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Rectal bleeding, heavy bright red blood in stool and lower back pain. What should I do?

Rectal bleeding, heavy bright red blood in stool and lower back pain. What should I do?

Emergency room visit: It is advisable to go to the emergency room if you feel you are having such large amounts of bright red blood per rectum, especially with associated symptoms - this could indicate a serious problem or it may just be a bleeding hemorrhoid - regardless, you should have a physician evaluate you sooner rather than later, especially if you develop low blood pressure and/or light headedness. ...Read more

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Cirrhosis & hemorrhoids with bright red blood in stool can this just be swollen bleeding hemorrhoids or something more serious, help?

Cirrhosis & hemorrhoids  with bright red blood in stool can this just be swollen bleeding   hemorrhoids or something more serious, help?

Every time a patient: With cirrhosis and ascites who develop GI bleeding, the patient should be evaluated by his gastroenterologist asap. If you have any neurological symptoms like lethargy, dizziness, confusion, headache, tremors, rapid heart beating, near fainting, sweating please go to an emergency room asap. Also if the bleeding is profuse. ...Read more

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For the past three days everytime i poop i bleed. It hurts when i took the inital poop and i start to bleed bright red. I don't think i see blood stools in the poop

For the past three days everytime i poop i bleed. It hurts when i took the inital poop and i start to bleed bright red. I don't think i see blood stools in the poop

Bright : Bright red blood (brb) coming from the rectum is an urgent situation that needs to be worked up immediately. Please see your doctor or visit an urgent care for evaluation. The possible causes of brb from the rectum include: hemorrhoids inflammatory bowel disease ( crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis) intestinal infections tumors trauma foreign body vascular abnormaities(abnormal blood vessels) anal/rectal fissures bowel ischemia (when blood supply is cut off to part of the intestines) colon polyps or colon cancer diverticulosis also anemia can result from bleeding; a simple test will determine if this is an issue for you . Good luck to you. ...Read more

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