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Bright Red Blood On Toilet Paper
Bright red blood: it is probably from hemorrhoid, but see doctor for evaluation, specially if it is recurring ...Read more
Pooped and it was hard, felt like spikes. Bright red blood on toilet paper. Pooped again today, not hard but still blood. Should I be worried?
Fissures: Are tears in the anal canal from spasm in the internal sphincter which arises with constipation or chronic diarrhea. Besides causing pain and bleeding, they can get infected and cause abscesses and/or fistulas. They should be properly diagnosed and treated too avoid complications. ...Read more
I sometimes have a little bright red blood on toilet paper after hard stool. What is the most likely cause?
Mild trauma: When stool is quite hard and typically difficult to pass, micro trauma occurs in the anal tissues. This can lead to an actual slit-type opening called a fissure and/or hemorrhoids. The fact that the blood is bright red indicates that it is coming from low down in the GI tract, i.e. anus. Work to soften stool: drink a generous amount of water, increase fiber in diet, daily exercise. Good wishes:) ...Read more
28 years old. Bright red blood on toilet paper after defecation. A specialist only performed a proctoscopy (normal). Should I demand more exams?
Ask politely: BRBPR 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
When or should I see a dr? I been constipated last couple days, small bright red blood on toilet paper and drops of it in water. I think hemmorhoids?
Hemorrhoids: Constipation can certainly lead to hemorrhoids which is the most common cause of red blood on toilet paper. You can purchase ducolax, metamucil, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or another over the counter stool softener to alleviate the constipation. Be sure to drink plenty of water. If symptoms continue or you begin to experience increasing pain, see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Sometimes I have occasional bright red blood on toilet paper? Anal fissures, hemorrhoid or should I be more concerned?
Sounds like: A prolapsed hemorrhoid... You may want to try a common over the counter treatment, such as preparation-h or similar for a few days... If severely painful or not improving you may need a procedure to remove the hemorrhoid. Avoid straining with bowel movements and take a stool softener daily. See you doctor if not improving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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