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What could bright red blood after a bowel movement be? This happens once every few months. I have had history of hemmroids

What could bright red blood after a bowel movement be? This happens once every few months. I have had history of hemmroids

Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are a common cause of rectal bleeding. Have you had a doctor perform an examination to identify hemorrhoids and rule out other possibilities?

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I have bright red blood and after bowel movement there is pain?

I have bright red blood and after bowel movement there is pain?

Could be: Anal fissure or hemorrhoid. Try warm bath soaks, drink plenty of liquids, add fiber to diet like metamucil, avoid constipation and straining. See a doctor soon if the problem persists.

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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

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What must I do about bright red blood from a bowel movement?

What must I do about bright red blood from a bowel movement?

Needs evaluation: Blood in stool, regardless of age of the sufferer, is never normal. As such, and although the cause is likely easily explained (e.g. Hemorrhoids, anal fissure), it must be evaluated so serious pathology is not missed or diagnosis delayed.

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What are the causes of bright red blood when im wiping after I have a bowel movement?

What are the causes of bright red blood when im wiping after I have a bowel movement?

Uncertain: Possible causes include internal or external hemorrhoids, fistula, fissure, constipation, infection or inflammation of GI tract. Please have this medically evaluated.

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When I have a bowel movement, there is bright red blood in with it, is it maybe what I am eating?

When I have a bowel movement, there is bright red blood in with it, is it maybe what I am eating?

Maybe: If you have constipation and straining to have a bowel movements, you could have hemorrhoids or anal fissure. Need to drink more liquids, eat more high fiber foods, add extra fiber in the diet like metamucil, avoid low fiber junk food. See a doctor for an examination to be sure the bleeding is not from something more serious.

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38 f. Bowel movement with bright red blood. Seemed like it was from a hemmoroid. My area hurt all day yesterday. What should I do?

Don't worry!: Your symptoms are quite likely from a small irritated hemorrhoid or perhaps an anal fissure, both of which should respond to soothing cream/suppositories, sitz baths and stool softeners to not further irritate the area. If it persists, worsens, get help and see your doc for a quick peek, reassurance and better options.

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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.

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I've been having blood on the toilet paper for 3 days after I have a bowel movement. It's bright red. What are some possible causes? I'm scared

I've been having blood on the toilet paper for 3 days after I have a bowel movement. It's bright red. What are some possible causes? I'm scared

Blood on paper: You have a source of blood loss, most commonly from hemorrhoids (h). You should be seen by a gastroenterologist to make sure you have h and not something else. If there are no h you will likely need a colonoscopy to rule out lesions in your colon. Good luck.

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I have had bright red blood from the vaginal area after a bowel movement, hysterectomy 8 years ago, only a few swipes of blood, happened 6x in 3 weeks?

Possible reasons: To spot after a bm 8 years after a hysterectomy include - a sore in the vagina, hemorrhoids, a growth on the urethra. If the cervix was left at the time of the hysterectomy then a polyp on the cervix could cause spotting. The best way to know is to get an exam from your doctor.

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What does it mean when you hhave a bowel movement and it has bright red blood and blood clots?

Blood in stools: This is not good at all. You may have hemorrhoids and you may also have some bleeding higher up in the colon. You must see a GI specialist to have this treated. Also stop nsaids.

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Hello, I am 25 years old, during bowel movement there are streaks of bright red blood, stools are sometimes large and at times it feels like a glass..

Hello, I am 25 years old, during bowel movement there are streaks of bright red blood, stools are sometimes large and at times it feels like a glass..

Rectal Fissure: You likely have a tear or fissure in your rectum. But because it could be other things, I think it is important for you to be examined by a physician. In the meantime, fiber, fiber, fiber.

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On several different occasions when I've only pee'd, I've had bright red blood come from my rear? No bowel movement for hours prior to this occurrence

On several different occasions when I've only pee'd, I've had bright red blood come from my rear? No bowel movement for hours prior to this occurrence

Hemorrhoids: The simple act of sitting on the toilet exerts pelvic pressure which may cause hemorrhoids to bleed. Because they are inside and not outside, you may not feel them nor know that they are in there. This is probably no big deal, but one good goal for you would be to eat a high fiber diet or use rectal suppositories. The more roughage and support you can put in there, the better your rectal health.

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Sometimes when I wipe after a bowel movement a light colored mucus is present. It stopped, I was constipated and now I am seeing bright red blood when?

Sometimes when I wipe after a bowel movement a light colored mucus is present. It stopped, I was constipated and now I am seeing bright red blood when?

Hemorrhoids vs.?: A small amount of mucus (? a teaspoon) after a bowel movement can be considered normal. Typically, as you describe, it wouldn't be after every BM. Bright red blood when wiping is typically from the anus and due to hemorrhoids (dilated veins) related to straining to pass stool. OK to watch for a week or two, but if persists, contact Doc. Persistent blood and mucus needs further evaluation.

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Streak of bright red blood on stool. Some pain after bowel movement. What could cause this? Worried about cancer.

Anal fissure: What you described is consistent with anal fissure. It is a linear ulcer in the anal canal. Try taking a laxative so that your stool is soft preferably, very soft. You may try a topical, over the counter preparation for pain. If after a couple of weeks of soft stools, the symptoms persist, please consult your doctor.

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