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Blood In The Toilet After A Bowel Movement
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
I am having bright red blood in the toilet after a bowel movement. Do I need to go to the e r? I feel like I am going but when done there's nothing but bright red blood in the water and after wiping
Yes.: Yes. You need to see a doctor for this right away. It may be something as simple as hemorrhoids, but it could also be much more serious. Bleeding like you've described could represent infection, inflammation, a vascular malformation, or a tumor. Though it often stops on its own, bleeding from the bowel can sometimes become very severe and can even be life threatening. If it does stop, that does not mean that the underlying problem is gone, so you should see a doctor even if this goes away by itself.
There's is a disturbing amount of blood in the toilet after a bowel movement. What could be the cause and how long should I wait before seeing a doctor?
I recently had my appendix out last week. Tonight I had a lot of red blood in the toilet after a bowel movement and severe stomach pain.?
I have fresh red blood in the toilet after each bowel movement. I think it's probably hemorrhoids but not sure. Proctologist or gastroenterologist?
Or a general surgeon: Hemorrhoids are usually the purview of the general surgeon; there are colorectal specialists within the field as well. A general medicine doctor would be a good place to start if you are unsure about what is going on, and they can refer you on as appropriate. Fresh blood could be hemorrhoids, or anal fissures, or polyps/tumors. A lot can be assessed from history and physical exam. Good luck!
I had a small amount of blood on my toilet paper after a bowel movement. I am only 17 years old. What do I do?
Presumptive fissure: If this is a one time occurrence and associated with straining or a large BM, it is most likely a small fissure or tear of the anal tissue from overstretching or hemorrhoid. Use stool softeners and increase fiber foods like Fruit & Veg and it will heal. If associated with diarrhea, weight loss or fever, or recurrent problems more than a few days, make appt for evaluation.
Not necessarily: Red blood on the toilet is not uncommon occasionally and can be caused by things such as a tiny anal erosion or fissure (especially with constipation) it can also be from a hemorrhoid. Blood mixed with stool or dark stool can be from bleeding farther inside the colon and should be investigated. Screening colonoscopy is recommended once you've reached 50 even with no symptoms.See 3 more doctor answers
Have blood only on toilet paper after a bowel movement what could this be been digno with HPV cervixs not invasive high grade need leep?
I am experiencing a patch of blood on toilet tissue after bowel movement. No other symptoms. 22 yo female. Hypochondriac. Is this cancer?
Noticed bright blood on toilet paper after bowel movement followed by further tiny specks then nothing. Since then all is ok Might this be cancer?
Unlikely: Sounds like hemorrhoids. However if you haven't had a colonoscopy, now is the time to get one as you are over age 50. All the best!
BRBPR: This may just be hemorrhoids from straining but bleeding from rectum (brbpr) may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.) or a bleeding source further upstream. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaids, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), see your doctor.See 1 more doctor answer
Call your OB: The most common reason for blood after a bm is hemorrhoids which are dilated blood vessels in the rectal canal. There are medicines from your OB that can treat them after examination first to make sure there are no other causes.
Hemorrhoids likely: Small lblood vessels just inside the anus can dilate as internal hemorrhoids and cause some bright red blood to show on stool or in toilet water - scary to most people. Occurs more often with hard stools. Recommend getting examined to confirm.
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