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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. 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. ...Read more
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?
Rectal bleed with: Blood in the bowl needs an exam. Perirectal hemorrhoids are common, rectal fissures or even confusion with vaginal blood are common benign. It's higher up issues: anal canal, rectum, colon that needs assessment if the lower causes are not the obvious cause. ...Read more
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.?
Unrelated go to ER: Or see your doctor, to find the cause for ' lot of blood in the toi;et ' GI bleeding is a serious issue, must see a physician ...Read more
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! ...Read more
Possible hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids and anal fissures can cause blood on the toilet paper. However, an examination of the anal area by a physician is important to rule out cancer or benign growths. Before you get to the doctor, you can try otc-hemorrhoidal remedies to see if they have any effect. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
See a gastro: You need exam of colon.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Blood in toilet after bowel movement also blood on toilet paper feeling weak and light headed. Also very anxious and can't calm down?
Bloody BM: It sounds like you're very worried about possibly being pregnant, but a bloody bowel movement is not a sign of pregnancy. To know about pregnancy, take a home pregnancy test after you have missed your menstrual period. The blood in your toilet may relate to a bleeding hemorrhoid or rectal fissure -- and you'll need to see your physician about this. The fissure would be painful; hemorrhoid not. ...Read more
A lot of bright red blood in toilet after bowel movement stomach cramping not on period nausea and dizziness nothing helping
To have this evaluated ASAP! Bright red blood can be a symptom of a number of conditions benign and more serious!!! Dizzyness may mean that the bleeding itself is becoming symptomatic. Get this checked out ER or WALK IN UNIT is appropriate!
Good Luck/Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
Needs investigation: Red blood in stool comes from colon, rectum or anal area. It can be due to 1 hemorroids2 polyps in colon or rectum3 inflammation and ulceration in rectum or colon4 tumors in colon, rectum or anal area, like colon or rectal cancer. I will recommend that you consult your doctor or a gastroenterologist as you may need colonoscopy to find out the cause of bleeding and treat appropriatl. ...Read more
I had bright red blood on my toilet paper and in the toilet after a bowel movement. I have had problems with hemorrhoids. Is it hemorrhoids?
Probably: This would be the most common cause of bright red rectal bleeding in a young adult with a history of hemorrhoid problems, especially if the blood is on the TP or free in the toilet bowel and not mixed with normal appearing stool. Constipation is contributory. If it persists, you should be evaluated to be sure there is not another more serious cause. ...Read more
If blood in the stool is red, it may be from a hemorrhoid. This needs to be evaluated and treated, but is fairly common.
If the blood or stoll is darker (black) and has a 'tar-like' appearance, it is more indicative of a bleed in the upper areas of the GI tract. This is more significant and needs more prompt evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Went to the restroom twice yesterday and both times there was blood in the toilet to turn the water red after I had bowel movement. Endoscopy Wednesda?
Let dr know asap: You have intestinal bleeding. Continue to see the GI dr, as you need to have the source identified asap. If you have any weakness, tiredness or signs you are getting anemic from blood loss, than go to nearest ER. The bright red signifies it is probably from the lower intestinal area and a colonoscopy will be the likely diagnostic test you need. Best wishes. ...Read more
When I wipe after a bowel movement the toilet paper is full of blood. Could this be an intestinal problem or hemorrhoids? I'm a 26 yr old female.
Prob Hemorrhoids: Probably hemorrhoids but you should be evaluated for other causes of bleeding in the GI tract. ...Read more
I have seen some bright red and pink blood on my toilet tissue and toilet bowl after a bowel movement. I am also prone to anal itching. What is this?
I think I have anal fissures. (Blood appears on toilet paper when I wipe after a bowel movement, and the area feels sore. Can I treat it myself, or m?
Red flags: Agree with dr. W. Remember these warning signs: fever, weight loss, belly pain, diarrhea, black or dark red bm's, bleeding that goes on for a long time or returns over and over again. If you have any of these red flags, please see your doc because these are not hemorrhoid signs. Also if you are 50 years or older and haven't been screened for colon cancer, this may be a good reminder to do so! ...Read more
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