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Doctor insights on: Hemorrhoids Blood On Toilet Paper

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

The veins in the rectum can swell and become puffy when a person has frequent pressure on them from pushing out a bm. This is constipation. The swollen veins can burn, itch, or sometimes become severely painful (from a clot building up inside). Veins in the rectum are called hemorrhoidal veins and the sick, stretched out vein ...Read more


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Trace of blood on toilet paper hemorrhoids or cancer?

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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Sometimes I have occasional bright red blood on toilet paper? Anal fissures, hemorrhoid or should I be more concerned?

Sometimes I have occasional bright red blood on toilet paper? Anal fissures, hemorrhoid or should I be more concerned?

Get it checked : While tPenny wise and pound foolish. While the most likely cause of bright red blood in the stool is as you suggest, you can not afford to overlook other causes. So, bite the bullet and get it checked. ...Read more

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I occasionally find blood on toilet paper after having a bowl movement. Its not a lot, just enough to notice. Could this be any more than a hemorrhoid?

I occasionally find blood on toilet paper after having a bowl movement. Its not a lot, just enough to notice. Could this be any more than a hemorrhoid?

BRBPR: This 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

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19 years old. Change in bowel habits but go everyday. Sometimes blood on toilet paper from known hemorrhoids. Should I be screened for colon cancer?

19 years old. Change in bowel habits but go everyday. Sometimes blood on toilet paper from known hemorrhoids. Should I be screened for colon cancer?

Not at this time: The incidence of colorectal cancer is very low under the age of 40, and stats for 19-39 years of age for women are 1/1400 and increase dramatically between age 40-50 to 1/140. Unless you have a strong family history of colorectal cancer, you can relax about that diagnosis for now. If you have not been feeling well, experience BM urgency, you should be checked for colitis. ...Read more

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Every time i go to the toilet lately to do a poo when i wipe there is bright red blood on the toilet paper. I don't think I have a hemorrhoid?

Every time i go to the toilet lately to do a poo when i wipe there is bright red blood on the toilet paper. I don't think I have a hemorrhoid?

Exam: You should have this evaluated. Rectal bleeding is not normal and could indicate a growth or condition in the rectum or lower intestinal tract. It's not an emergency unless you start bleeding more rapidly, but have it looked at soon. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with internal hemorrhoid. Every time I go to to wipe there is spots of red blood on the toilet paper. is this normal to always bleed?

I was diagnosed with internal hemorrhoid. Every time I go to to wipe there is spots of red blood on the toilet paper. is this normal to always bleed?

NO: You can "calm down" these hemorrhoids by making sure your stool is not hard (by drinking lots of fluids!! PLUS using a hemorrhoidal CREAM with CORTISONE Ask your Pharmacist since this is OTC in most states! Hope this helps! DR Z ...Read more