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My butthole hurts at times when pooping. Also there is occasionally light bleeding should I be concerned?

My butthole hurts at times when pooping. Also there is occasionally light bleeding should I be concerned?

Get an exam: To be certain there are no worrisome things such as anal warts or evidence of possible inflammatory bowel disease you should be checked. Assuming that isn't the case then you will feel better if you increase dietary fiber, increase water intake, use the restroom when you need to (don't wait or ignore the urge when it comes), try using a stool softener like colace (docusate sodium) every day at bedtime. Don't strain ...Read more

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Me and my bf had hard but sex 2 weeks ago my butt still hurts and is out a bit occasional bleeding when I poop he said he felt me tear a bit?

Me and my bf had hard but sex 2 weeks ago my butt still hurts and is out a bit occasional bleeding when I poop he said he felt me tear a bit?

Great BF, see Dr: Sounds like you have anal tears, aka fissures, which can be very painful and require steroid and stool softener and sometimes surgical repair. To suggest partner noticed tear & kept going suggests very irresponsible partner. Also, if no condom used, huge potential for std/hiv. See dr. For examination and std testing as indicated. ...Read more

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I have a pile inside my rectum. It's been there since 1998! I occasionally still bleed doing poops. Can this progress to worse conditions if left? Thx

I have a pile inside my rectum. It's been there since 1998! I occasionally still bleed doing poops. Can this progress to worse conditions if left? Thx

See below: Hemorrhoids are a chronic problem. They do get worse with time and sometimes will require treatments with banding, infrared coagulation or even surgery in extreme cases. If you are being symptomatic for that long, you should get it examined by specialist. ...Read more

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I'm having foul/awful/disgusting smelling gas, mucous when I poop-both on toilet paper & in toilet and occasionally blood, what are these symptoms of?

I'm having foul/awful/disgusting smelling gas, mucous when I poop-both on toilet paper & in toilet and occasionally blood, what are these symptoms of?

Diet Intolerance: Though diet intolerance to something can cause changes in your bowel pattern, blood is never, never normal or due to diet. This must be checked immediately by a gastroenterologist and at 30 usually nothing of alarm is ever found but it needs to be checked. Too much fat in the diet could also cause these issues as well as some kind of intestinal infection again best checked by a gastroenterology. ...Read more

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When I wipe my butt there is always blood...Occasionally extremely itchy and ribbon like poop. Is it normal for internal/external hemorrhoids be so bad?  

When I wipe my butt there is always blood...Occasionally extremely itchy and ribbon like poop. Is it normal for internal/external hemorrhoids be so bad?  

See a doctor: If there is blood in your stool or on toilette paper, you need to see your doctor. There are many different diseases that cause this kind of bleeding, e.g. Hemorrhoids, anal fissure, colon/rectal cancer, diverticulosis and some other diseases. ...Read more

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Rectal pain when pooping. Occasional bleeding w/ hard stool. High fiber diet. Certain points of pain. Feel like I always have to go. Problem for 2week?

Rectal pain when pooping. Occasional bleeding w/ hard stool. High fiber diet. Certain points of pain. Feel like I always have to go. Problem for 2week?

Constipation: You have to be seen by a gastroenterologist to get a full evaluation as to why you have constipation. That evaluation will include blood testing and likely a rectal examination. ...Read more

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This happens occasionally and only when I am pooping: Severe stomach pain Feeling like I will vomit Sweat Extremely runny nose Looking for answers!

This happens occasionally and only when I am pooping: Severe stomach pain Feeling like I will vomit Sweat Extremely runny nose Looking for answers!

Hard to say: This is an unusual response but if it only happens on going to the bathroom it can be associated with the bowel and its attempts to evacuate your stools. In doing so there sometimes is a very unpleasant pain with the cramps and can cause you to become sweaty and feel light headed and nauseated. This is not bad but if it persists it should be checked with a physician or healthcare provider. ...Read more

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If pus in stool is occasionally is there any problem?

If pus in stool is occasionally is there any problem?

Maybe a problem: There should not be pus in the stool. There can be mucus that lubricates the colon to help the stool move through and out the last part of the colon and rectum. Mucus can be from infection or inflammation. A primary care doctor can check to see if there is a problem. ...Read more

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I am 25 years old with blood occasionally in my stool what do you think it could be?

I am 25 years old with blood occasionally in my stool what do you think it could be?

Most common causes:: Bleeding from a fissure (tear) when passing a hard stool is common, and can be avoided by avoiding constipation (lots of fluids and fiber!). Bleeding from hemorrhoids is also common. The problem is, there are other less typical causes and some can be dangerous. This warrants a visit to your primary care doctor to help control your symptoms - and assess your risk for more serious conditions. ...Read more

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Occasionally I have to wipe a kind of liquidy stool coating the outside of my anus. What is this?

Occasionally I have to wipe a kind of liquidy stool coating the outside of my anus. What is this?

Anal leakage/dischar: It could be from having weak sphincter muscles or mucusy discharge from hemorrhoids. Sometimes having large external hemorrhoids can also make it difficult to clean properly. You need a detailed anorectal exam including sphincter evaluation. Please see a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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My wife has an occasional grey or white stool. It is not diet or medication related. Is this anything to be concerned about?

My wife has an occasional grey or white stool. It is not diet or medication related. Is this anything to be concerned about?

See MD: See your primary care doctor or gastroenterologist. Consider abdominal ultrasound with attention to pancreas and gallbladder. ...Read more

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Occasional flat (ribbon like) stool. No pain ever, once or twice every couple months I have a little blood on outside of the tip of stool. Nofamhistory

Occasional flat (ribbon like) stool. No pain ever, once or twice every couple months I have a little blood on outside of the tip of stool. Nofamhistory

Muscle spasm: Occasional flat stools are usually a combination of soft stool and tight muscles. Consistently flat stools are of concern, especially if combined with needing to strain to pass stool or pain with passing stool. However, since you are having some bleeding an examination is indicated to make sure it is not something more important. ...Read more

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Black specks in stool when I wipe but not in actual stool except occasionally. Occasional pain on left side when constipated. Stool normal brown color?

Black specks in stool when I wipe but not in actual stool except occasionally. Occasional pain on left side when constipated. Stool normal brown color?

Need more info: It would be important to know your age. Black specks could be blood. Could be from bleeding somewhere in your colon or a hemorrhoid. It is concerning that you have pain & some constipation. Please see your family physician and see if he/she recommends a colonoscopy or some other test depending on your age & physical exam. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm a 20 year old female who is use to suffer from bulimia. I have occasional relapses and have had a few episodes recently but nothing too regular. But today my stool has been black and I am concerned because I read that it could be due to intesti

Hi. I'm a 20 year old female who is use to suffer from bulimia. I have occasional relapses and have had a few episodes recently but nothing too regular. But today my stool has been black and I am concerned because I read that it could be due to intesti

Intestinal Bleeding: It's certainly possible that after a history of bulimia you might be more susceptible to ulcers that can cause bleeding but you're young and my guess is the chances of that are low, but non-zero. Talk about this with your doctor and get a guaiac test to determine if blood was truly found in your stool. Sometimes iron supplements can give black stool as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have bad diarrhea, and when I go my anus burns. It's all liquid, and it keeps coming in "waves" every 15 sec or so- probably about six times total. I've been sick a week now, but I've only felt sick occasionally during the day or when I first wake up. I

I have bad diarrhea, and when I go my anus burns. It's all liquid, and it keeps coming in "waves" every 15 sec or so- probably about six times total. I've been sick a week now, but I've only felt sick occasionally during the day or when I first wake up. I

Painus in the anus!: Such burning is due to the alkalinity of the intestinal contents damaging the anal canal and perianal "skin" or anoderm. Put Calmoseptine on the area before and after BMs. Clean the anal area with dry paper then with tap water before applying the medicine. You also need to seek medical attention if the diarrhea persists over one week. It could be an infection or worse, colitis or Crohns diseas ...Read more

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What can occasional blood in your stool mean?

Many options: Blood in stool could be related to hemorrhoids, fistula, fissure, cancer or GI inflammation or infection. Best to have it medically evaluated. ...Read more

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Occasional Floating stool in kids? Is it dangerous?

Occasional Floating stool in kids? Is it dangerous?

Normal: Occasional floating stools are normal and probably related to what he is eaten. If it is chronic, I would talk to his pediatrician. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you occasionally have blood in your stool?

What does it mean if you occasionally have blood in your stool?

BRBPR due to...: 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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Occasionally I see white parts like dots... In my stool, what could that be? Unchewed food or something else?

Need for examination: If is not feasible to provide an opinion. Please consult your doctor to arrange for examination of your stool. ...Read more

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I tend to pass a little blood with stool in the morning. How serious could this be? This has happened on and off for years (infrequently)

I tend to pass a little blood with stool in the morning. How serious could this be? This has happened on and off for years (infrequently)

Probably not: Generally, small amounts of blood with stool occurring occasionally for years in a 25 year old person is likely from internal hemorrhoids that are bleeding, more so if it occurs mainly with constipation and the blood appears mainly in the water or on the toilet paper and not covering the stool. If there has been a change in your bowel habits or the amount of bleeding see your physician. ...Read more

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Is recurrent (but only occasional) loose, bright orange stool a bad sign or normal? My diet consists mostly of grains and dairy, with few vegetables.

Stool color: Stool color and consistency can vary across a wide range of normal, and if your symptoms are only occasional, probably are nothing to worry about. If your stool ever appears bloody or black in color, you see your doctor immediately or go to the emergency room. Continue your healthy diet, since a high fiber diet tends to result in consistent stools! Good luck. ...Read more

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Bf has short stabbing pains occasionally right side below bellybutton very short. Went away for a week, now back. Pebble like poo. 17 yrs old like me?

Bf has short stabbing pains occasionally right side below bellybutton very short. Went away for a week, now back. Pebble like poo. 17 yrs old like me?

Possible gas cramps: Sharp pains that come and go are more consistent with gas cramps, whereas persistent pain that increases in severity or associated with vomiting would be more worrisome. Pebble like poo sounds like constipation, which is often associated with cramps. I suggest increasing fiber and fluids in diet with veggies and bran or stool softeners such as Docusate sodium or Citrucel for maintenance. ...Read more

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What causes occasional pencil thin stools, often the first stool in a bm is normal diameter, but everything else is increasingly thinner? Concerning?

If you were: Older I would say there would be a concern for colon cancer. At your age, without a strong family hx of familial polyposis, this is not a concern. Why this is occurring could be worked up but the chances of an issue of cancer is very low probability. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned with infrequent mucous and blood in my stool?

Should I be concerned with infrequent mucous and blood in my stool?

Evaluation: Yes, because this is recurrent it certainly warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm 21 and 3 years ago I had noticed occasionally (about 2-4) times I saw a streak of red on my stool. Any ideas?

Hemorrhoids: These are dilated blood vessels in the rectal canal that can be bruised or ruptured by straining at the stool with constipation. Have a md check this out for you and obtain a rx for the same as well as be sure that it is the problem and not something else. ...Read more

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