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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
What causes hemrrhoids to bleed? Is it because of irritation from wiping or something else? Pregnant and wondering why it bleeds after a bowel movt?
Sure its hemorrhoid?: Bleeding per rectum may originate in the anal canal, the rectum, or further up the line. Frequent anal sources of bleeding include hemorrhoids & fissures, that may respond to modifying stool texture (fiber, softeners) and topical agents, or require further intervention. Similar bleeds can be seen with anal & rectal cancer, infections, ischemic colitis, diverticular bleeds, inflammatory bowel, etc. ...Read more
I suffer with sticky stools don't seem to be able to have a full bowel movement leading to irritation through the day?
Many possible causes: This might be caused by inappropriate diet, poor digestion, imbalances of GI flora like candida overgrowth, hypothyroidism etc. I advise evaluation by a good holistic doc- see http://www.Abihm.Org/search-doctors. Fiber & fluids might help.A detailed article on this subject is at http://www.Fibermenace.Com/gutsense/transition.Html even though this is from a commercial website it gives good advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bright red blood in my stool i had a irritation about a week ago with a forced bowl movement and with that came some blood...Now with each bowel movement, it has not stopped. I look in the toilet and see blood..Very bright and fresh looking...Should i be
Blood : Blood in the stool, on the toilet paper, or in the toilet after a bowel movement are all reasons to see a doctor. You may be dealing with internal and/or external hemorrhoids, a rectal fissure (tear in the rectum). This seems more likely since this all started after a forced bowel movement. Depending on your history, the examination, and diagnostic testing results (i.e. Occult blood stool test), your doctor may want to order a test called a colonoscopy (procedure where a camera is used to visualize your colon). Lastly with bleeding comes anemia, your doctor should also screen you for this. All the best. ...Read more
I have irretation inside the rectum each time i open my bowel. It has been like this for quite some time?
Irritated anus: Good morning this is a common complaint. There are several possibilities. You may have an anal fissure or fistula that needs to be diagnosed at the colo-rectal clinic. You could have a food allergy. You could also have warts. It seems that given all of this it is time for a colonoscopy or at the very least an anoscopy. ...Read more
Several: Surgery and inflammation are the usual causes of bowel adhesions. While fewer adhesions form after minimal access (laparoscopic) surgery, some still do form. Inflammatory causes of adhesions include diverticulitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, inflammation of the gall bladder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When i open my bowel it feels like razor blades passing and theres a smearing of blood on the tissue not much. Its happened 4 times now.
Ouch...: Yeah, i hear you on this one. This is frequently an anal fissure or tear in the skin around the, ahem, exit site. Strong stool softeners (miralax over the counter works great) and excellent anal hygiene will help if so, but you need to see a doc and get it checked out first. Don't worry - they're not any bigger fans of that exam than you are so you're in it together. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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