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What happens if you eat toilet paper?

What happens if you eat toilet paper?

It can lead: To a bezoar which obstructs your GI tract. It is not a safe practice. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Red blood on toilet paper when wiping during the period 2 months. What care should I follow up for 56 yrs old male, chinese, healthy. Eat lot of fruit.

Red blood on toilet paper when wiping during the period 2 months. What care should I follow up for 56 yrs old male, chinese, healthy. Eat lot of fruit.

Rectal bleeding: Men aged 50 and over should get checked with a colonoscopy. See a doctor if you haven't yet had one. If you see blood don't assume it is from hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Why do I have blood on the toilet paper?

You need a medical c: A medical check up is advised as rectal bleeding can be a manifestation of serious causes like cancer although the most common cause is hemorrhoids. But only a medical examination by your doctor can find out what is the cause in your case. Do not delay it as it can become a serious problem if delayed for long. ...Read more

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What to do if I found loads of blood on the toilet paper?

What to do if I found loads of blood on the toilet paper?

See your doctor.: It is wise to have your doctor to check it out. Usually due to a hemorrhoid which is swollen vein around the anus, or a tear in the anal opening. Either problem can be caused by constipation and hard stools. Hemorrhoid medications will help this heal along with stool softener to prevent any further hard stools. ...Read more

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There's small amount of blood on toilet paper when wiping.?

There's small amount of blood on toilet paper when wiping.?

Rectal Bleeding: That means you have bleeding from the rectum and it needs to be checked and you may need colonoscopy to find the cause. It may be hemorrhoids, colon polyp.Inflammatory bowel disease, constipation or cancer.
Any active rectal bleeding needs to be investigated. ...Read more

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I wiped my butt and there's blood on the toilet paper, what's wrong?

If recurrent then: Seek medical evaluation. Causes of rectal bleeding can include: internal or external hemorrhoids, anal fissure, polyps, fistula, infectious or inflammatory GI conditions or in some cases, trauma. ...Read more

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I just seen little bit of blood on the toilet paper? What can I do?

See your dr.: At your age, is it most likely a samll laceration or hemorrhoid, but seeing a Dr. And getting an exam is always the best thing to do, to assure all is truly well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to do if I have blood on toilet paper after wiping at 14 years old?

What to do if I have blood on toilet paper after wiping at 14 years old?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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Is it true that bidets are actually more hygenic than just using toilet paper?

Maybe: In medicine we have a little poem that applies..."the solution to pollution is dilution". Using a bidet will not only remove urine and fecal material, but the water will act as a disinfectant by killing bacteria. Furthermore, toilet paper can be abrasive and leave superficial abrasions that can lead to infections. Assuming the water supply is good, bidets are probably better. ...Read more

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I used scotch broom as toilet paper accidentally. Should I seek medical attention?

Beats me: Other than it being considered a noxious weed, I found nothing to indicate that it has any toxicity. If you are having irritation, itching, pain or discharge from the area, you should seek medical attention if it is severe or persistent. If you aren't, I don't think I would worry about it. If there is mild irritation, I would just keep the area clean with soap and water, and calomine lotion. ...Read more

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I sometimes find blood on my toilet paper after going to the toilet. What are common causes of this?

I sometimes find blood on my toilet paper after going to the toilet. What are common causes of this?

Needs investigation: Red blood in stool comes from colon, rectum or anal area. It can be due to 1 hemorroids2 polyps in colon or rectum3 inflammation and ulceration in rectum or colon4 tumors in colon, rectum or anal area, like colon or rectal cancer. I will recommend that you consult your doctor or a gastroenterologist as you may need colonoscopy to find out the cause of bleeding and treat appropriatl. ...Read more

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How much blood would be visible on the toilet paper from a mild hem (internal or external)? And if they are mild?

How much blood would be visible on the toilet paper from a mild hem (internal or external)? And if they are mild?

Depends.: If you see blood on your toilet paper, you cannot assume it is a hemorrhoid, although that is probably the most common cause. Let your doctor examine you to make sure it is not something more serious, such as a tumor. Tumors caught early are usually completely curable. ...Read more

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Why is it when I wipe there seems to be alot of blood on the toilet paper but on my pad there's none or a very small amount of blood?

Why is it when I wipe there seems to be alot of blood on the toilet paper but on my pad there's none or a very small amount of blood?

Trauma: Basically, the wiping is somewhat of a traumatic event. Micro-abrasions can form, especially at a time when Prostaglandin release and inflammatory changes are at their peak. ...Read more

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I'm 27 years old and for the last month I've noticed a bright reddish colored small chunk or small streak on my toilet paper after b.M.

Probably hemorrhoid: Bright red blood on toilet paper is often due to bleeding from hemorrhoidal tissue that surrounds the opening of your anus. If you feel a bump when you wipe, it is most likely an external hemorrhoid. If there is nothing palpable, most likely an internal hemorrhoid. There are other causes but you should try increasing fiber in your diet to avoid straining. A quick md check is a good idea. ...Read more

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Hello, I have recently been noticing a white mucus on the toilet paper after wiping. Is this something I should be worried about? Thanks!

Hello, I have recently been noticing a white mucus on the toilet paper after wiping. Is this something I should be worried about? Thanks!

Yes: You are having mucus discharge from anal canal. Several potentially serious conditions can cause that. Therefore you should plan to see your primary care physician or a gastroenterologist soon. You need a careful colorectal exam ...Read more

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This is embarrasing! Whenever I wipe after a no.2 do I only wipe around my anus or should I stick the toilet paper inside my anus and wipe aswell?

This is embarrasing! Whenever I wipe after a no.2 do I only wipe around my anus or should I stick the toilet paper inside my anus and wipe aswell?

Wipe outside: Wipe the entire outside. I suppose you could choose not to wipe but that might get itchy & smelly. Women might also get more BV infections. ...Read more

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Ok so like I said I'm 7weeks and this morning when I went to the bathroom when I wiped there was some brown like color on the toilet paper is that bad?

Ok so like I said I'm 7weeks and this morning when I went to the bathroom when I wiped there was some brown like color on the toilet paper is that bad?

Pregnancy: Spotting or pain during pregnancy is never normal during pregnancy however many healthy babies have been born to women who have small amounts of spotting during early pregnancy. It is particularly concerning if pain or bleeding progresses or becomes severe. ...Read more

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When I go number 2 the past couple times I have seen alittle blood in the toilet and on the toilet paper when I wipe. I'm in no pain and no discomfort when I go.

When I go number 2 the past couple times I have seen alittle blood in the toilet and on the toilet paper when I wipe. I'm in no pain and no discomfort when I go.

If: If it is bright red it might be due to internal or external hemorrhoids or passing dry, rough stools if constipated. This may be a one time thing. However, if it continues more than a couple of days, suggest you contact your doctor. Your doctor can check you to ensure the cause is something benign. ...Read more

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Does kirkland toilet paper cause UTI in women?

NO This should not: Not any more than any other toilet paper. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bright red blood on toilet paper?

What to do if I have 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

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Can you get pregnant from semen on toilet paper?

Can you get pregnant from semen on toilet paper?

Probably not...: But if you want to be sure, I would recommend purchasing and using a home pregnancy test. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long does ecoli live on paper? Or on toilet paper rolls?

How long does ecoli live on paper? Or on toilet paper rolls?

Hours: According to an article from the Journal of Applied Microbiology E. Coli can last anywhere from 4 to 24 hours on a surface. ...Read more

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I have blood on toilet paper after a poo, what do you recommend?

I have blood on toilet paper after a poo, what do you recommend?

Rectal bleeding.: That means you have bleeding from the rectum and it needs to be checked and you may need colonoscopy to find the cause of it. It may be hemorrhoids, colon polyp, inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, constipation. Any active rectal bleeding needs to be investigated. ...Read more

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Found blood on toilet paper after wiping from urination. Should I be worried?

Found blood on toilet paper after wiping from urination. Should I be worried?

Get checked: Worrying is pointless but going in and getting checked is helpful. Go have a proper exam and urinalysis done. ...Read more

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I m a 18 male. I was pooping, as I was cleaning my butt. There was blood on the toilet paper. What is happening?

I m a 18 male. I was pooping, as I was cleaning my butt. There was blood on the toilet paper. What is happening?

Hemorrhoids, fissure: Hemorrhoids or fissures can cause rectal bleeding, but more information is needed: any pain? Any diarrhea, any trauma to the area? Any fever or weight loss? There are a lot of possible causes, but some could be hemorrhoids, an anal fissure, inflammatory bowel disease, and more. If it keeps happening, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause mucus on toilet paper after a bm? I have IBS.

IBS and colitis: It is not uncommon to see a little mucous in the stool occasionally, however, you must be certain that nothing else is wrong. If you have irritable bowel it is important to have regular exams and to monitor the stool for blood or any other changes. Regular and appropriately timed colon exams are needed. If you have more than occasional small amounts-you need checked for a type of colitis as well ...Read more

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What to do if I have toilet paper stuck in my ear?

What to do if I have toilet paper stuck in my ear?

Paper in ear: Consider gently soaking it with a small amount of warm water and then gently tugging it out. ...Read more

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Trace of blood on toilet paper hemorrhoids or cancer?

Could be either.: Very good idea to get evaluated by your primary doctor. If needed, he/she may refer you to a specialist. ...Read more

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Blood in poo and toilet paper. Should I save it for doctor to see?

Blood in poo and toilet paper. Should I save it for doctor to see?

Yes.: What you are describing, in a rather descriptive manner-:), is fresh blood both as part of your stool, and on the toilet paper. If it is only on the outside of the stool, then it could be something like a hemorrhoid (see prior answer for details). But if you think it is in the stool, or if it recurs once or twice then see the doc. Saving for doc probably not very helpful. Give good history. ...Read more

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I have had a darker brown stool and I had a little red on my toilet paper and and I have eaten tomatoes could it be something else?

Could possibly: Be blood. Have you ever been constipated and gotten hemorrhoids? When they belled it is usually on the toilet paper. Stop eating tomatoes syndrome see if it stops. If it's blood you should see the doc! ...Read more

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Blood in poop just on toilet paper. Anyways, what do you think this sounds like?

Rectal Bleeding: That means you have bleeding from the rectum and it needs to be checked and you may need colonoscopy to find the cause. It may be hemorrhoids, colon polyp.Inflammatory bowel disease, constipation or cancer.
Any active rectal bleeding needs to be investigated. ...Read more

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I found blood on my toilet paper from my butthole but I didn't have a bowel movement.?

I found blood on my toilet paper from my butthole but I didn't have a bowel movement.?

Red flags: Agree with dr. W. Remember these warning signs: fever, weight loss, belly pain, diarrhea, black or dark red bm's, bleeding that goes on for a long time or returns over and over again. If you have any of these red flags, please see your doc because these are not hemorrhoid signs. Also if you are 50 years or older and haven't been screened for colon cancer, this may be a good reminder to do so! ...Read more

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I can't stop eating toilet paper. What should I do?

I can't stop eating toilet paper. What should I do?

Eating Toilet paper: Well, there is no specific test for people that have disorders involving unusual cravings. However, nutritional deficiencies are often found in people that suffer from pica. Iron deficiency anemia and zinc deficiency are more common with pica. I would see your doctor and have your labs checked (iron, vitamins a, d, b1-12, calcium, magnesium, zinc, etc. ...Read more

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Bright red blood on toilet paper?

Bright red blood on toilet paper?

Rectum/lower colon: Red blood means the source is near the end of the GI tract. Hemriods (sp=phonetic) r a common cause. Internal hemmie's r 1's u can't c. U r about due 4 a colonoscopy. C a lower GI md & schedule 1 and it will give u the answer. ...Read more

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Can you get a UTI from toilet paper?

Can you get a UTI from toilet paper?

Yes: I think it would be very possible to get "bad" bacteria like e coli into the urethra or urinary opening by touching toilet tissue there. Especially if it is visibly soiled or otherwise contaminated. ...Read more