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Causes Of Bleeding From Anus
A number of causes: There are numerous causes of bleeding from the rectum ranging from self limiting and benign to serious. Generally in a 22 yo it tends toward the former. If persistent or recurrent that can only be determined by a physical examination by your physician. ...Read more
Varies: This can be as simple as a fissure in the anal opening due to hard or bulky stools.This produces bright red blood in small amounts on the surface of the stool. If darker to purple and mixed in with stool, it could be an infection. It could be something as offensive as trauma from sexual abuse. ...Read more
Anus is twitching....on and off for a day. Very sporadic, but I notice it. No pain, no bleeding. Is this a cause for concern? I'm a bit worried...
Not to worry: What you described is not a reason for concern. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Lump in anus. Swells up at times and shrinks.. causes some bleeding if there is too much contact. What does this sound like? Is it Benign?
IF just : Swollen, then warm baths plain water for 15 minutes 3 times per day, alternate with ice pack and stay at bedrest with feet above hips for 24-48 hours should help. If thrombosed or clotted, see a colorectal surgeon. Best to avoid this recurring by drinking more fluids and less caffeine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer