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There's blood in the toilet after a bowel movement, but there's no pain. What's wrong?

There's blood in the toilet after a bowel movement, but there's no pain. What's wrong?

Don't know: Reasons for blood in stools can include hemorrhoids, fistulas, fissures, cancer, infection and inflammatory conditions. Get checked. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

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


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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

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. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 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

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I have fresh red blood in the toilet after each bowel movement. I think it's probably hemorrhoids but not sure. Proctologist or gastroenterologist?

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

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For the past seven months I have been finding blood on my toilet paper after a bowel movement.?

For the past seven months I have been finding blood on my toilet paper after a bowel movement.?

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

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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?

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

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Is blood on toilet paper after a bowel movement a common sign of colon cancer?

Is blood on toilet paper after a bowel movement a common sign of colon cancer?

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. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Probably not vaginal: The bleeding sounds like it's coming from your rectum, not your vagina. Especially if it's only with bowel movements. Have you been constipated? Do you have hemorrhoids? See your doc. ...Read more

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What could cause blood on toilet paper after bowel movement?

What could cause blood on toilet paper after bowel movement?

Many things: Most likely is hemm, or rectal tear, fissue or cut, but sometimes it can be from something more serious, like colon precancer or cancer or other bowel conditions so you should see a GI specialist or a general surgeon who specializes in colo-rectal for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Slight red blood on toilet paper after bowel movement. What could this be?

Slight red blood on toilet paper after bowel movement. What could this be?

Many things: Blood streamed on the toilet paper is typically due to a fissure or hemorrhoid. However even slight bleeding can come from more serious things such as a polyp or growth in the colon as well as colitis. ...Read more

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Blood on toilet paper after bowel movement. Maybe a tiny bit on stools?

Blood on toilet paper after bowel movement. Maybe a tiny bit on stools?

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

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Blood on toilet paper after bowel movement? Pregnant and scared.

Blood on toilet paper after bowel movement? Pregnant and scared.

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

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There's blood in the toilet after I have a bowel movement there's no pain though, help?

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

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Hemmrhoids and blood in toilet after bowel movement?

Hemmrhoids and blood in toilet after bowel movement?

Rectal bleeding.: Causes of rectal bleeding can include hemorrhoids, fissures, fistula, cancer or GI tract inflammation or infection. Get it checked out if it has occurred more than one. ...Read more

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Blood in toilet after bowel movement also blood on toilet paper feeling weak and light headed. Also very anxious and can't calm down?

Blood in toilet after bowel movement also blood on toilet paper feeling weak and light headed. Also very anxious and can't calm down?

You need to see a do: Someone should take you to the hospital now to be seen. If no one is there I would call 911 and have EMT's take you there. Your symptoms are possibly due to blood loss and anemia. ...Read more

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I get blood in toilet after bowel movement. Possibly pregnant?

I get blood in toilet after bowel movement. Possibly pregnant?

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

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A lot of bright red blood in toilet after bowel movement stomach cramping not on period nausea and dizziness nothing helping

A lot of bright red blood in toilet after bowel movement stomach cramping not on period nausea and dizziness nothing helping

You need: 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

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Blood in toilet and on paper after bowel movement and bloated stomach! What could this mean?

Blood in toilet and on paper after bowel movement and bloated stomach! What could this mean?

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

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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

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What could be causing me to have blood in the toilet w/ every bowel movement the past 3 days?

What could be causing me to have blood in the toilet w/ every bowel movement the past 3 days?

It depends: 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

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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?

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

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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 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?

Hemorrhoids?: You may have hemorrhoids, but sice you are having bloody bowel movements, further follow up is necessary with either your doctor or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I found blood on my toilet paper from my butthole but I didn't have a bowel movement.?

I found blood on my toilet paper from my butthole but I didn't have a bowel movement.?

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

Bowel (Definition)

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Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more