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Can constipation cause bleeding?

Can constipation cause bleeding?

Yes: It can cause bleeding if there is a resultant tear or fissure. It can also cause bleeding from associated hemmorrhoids. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


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Can constipation cause bleeding out the vagina ?

Can constipation cause bleeding out the vagina ?

No: Constipation and straining on the toilet has nothing to do with vaginal bleeding. If you are having abnormal vaginal bleeding see your ob/gyn. If you are constipated try eating more fiber, drinking more water, being more active or taking metamucil, colace stool softner or gentle laxative e.g. Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). Good luck! ...Read more

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Can constipation cause vaginal bleeding?

Can constipation cause vaginal bleeding?

Vaginal bleeding: Constipation is a cause of hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids can cause rectal bleeding that patients can easily mistake by having vaginal bleeding. If suspeted unexplained vaginal bleeding have your obgyn examined you to rule out other more serious conditions. All women above 35 years with abnormal bleeding should have an endometrial sampling to rule out pre or cancer. ...Read more

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What can I do for rectal bleeding caused by constipation?

What can I do for rectal bleeding caused by constipation?

You : You may first need a laxative from the drug store (such as milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) magnesium citrate, or miralax). Then you would need a program to prevent constipation with increased oral liquid intake and stool softeners (colace or others) and increased fiber intake with fruits and vegetable and sometimes supplements (such as metamucil, citrucel, fibercon). Some medications can also worsen constipation such as pain medications and others. If there is increasing problems, then you need to see your doctor for and evaluation. ...Read more

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Can Hemmroids "Not" Cause any bleeding.. When they are prolapsed? And can they cause Constipation and the rectum to spasm making BM harder?

Can Hemmroids "Not" Cause any bleeding.. When they are prolapsed? And can they cause Constipation and the rectum to spasm making BM harder?

Yes. Yes. : Not all hernias bleed. They can occasionally exacerbate any constipation you already have. I am not sure that they cause "spasm" per se, but they can cause discomfort that makes it harder for you to defecate. Defecation is a voluntary act and discomfort around the anus can interfere with this act. ...Read more

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Can topical clindamycin cause constipation? I read it can be linked to colitis, but I have no diarrhea, bleeding or pain. Any relation?

Can topical clindamycin cause constipation? I read it can be linked to colitis, but I have no diarrhea, bleeding or pain. Any relation?

Clindamycin effects: Clindamycin is an antibiotic used 2 fight acne, so topical preparations are used for that. As with any topically applied medicine, there is absorption through the skin. Clindamycin is linked with a side effect known as C. Diff colitis which can be very bad. Constipation however has nothing to do with the med or this side effect. Probably u need to drink more, as the colon reabsorbs water. + Fiber2 ...Read more

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Manage hemmorhoids (constipation) with hifibre.But, having some alcohol, eg. Small glass wine causes severe bleeding in roids.This mean no alcohol ever?

Manage hemmorhoids (constipation) with hifibre.But, having some alcohol, eg. Small glass wine causes severe bleeding in roids.This mean no alcohol ever?

No: Alcohol may cause some burning in the peri anal area but usually not bleeding. Watch your diet as well. Drink a lot of fluids - not alcohol- but water. If you have severe bleeding you may have another cause of GI bleed not necessarily hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Tramadol 150mg twice a day i'm constipated. Can it cause bleeding from anus?

Tramadol 150mg twice a day i'm constipated. Can it cause bleeding from anus?

Yes: Constipation is the culprit however.....The ultram just started the whole process. Any bleeding from the rectum needs to be checked out by your doc however. ...Read more

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My 1 yr old is often constipated since switching to milk, stool so hard it causes bleeding. Anything safe to give for relief?

My 1 yr old is often constipated since switching to milk, stool so hard it causes bleeding. Anything safe to give for relief?

Lots of things..: First, make sure the little guy is getting plenty of water - he should be drinking 30-40 ounces daily if stools are that hard. 8 ounces of it can be juice - apple or prune best if constipated. Make sure not overdoing the milk - 16-20 ounces max for a 1 year old who is constipated. Finally, make sure enough fiber in diet - whole grains, roughage. If need something additionally, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is very safe. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

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