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On and off rectal bleeding after bowel movement for the last 10 years. Should have seen a doctor?

On and off rectal bleeding after bowel movement for the last 10 years. Should have seen a doctor?

Yes: Assuming the pattern hasn't changed it is probably not serious, however since you are used to the bleeding, you would not be alerted to another more serious cause of bleeding. So, yes, you should be checked and have more serious sources of bleeding eliminated or diagnosed, usually by colonoscopy at the least. ...Read more

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The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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On and off rectal bleeding after bowel movements for the last 5 years. What type of doctor do I see?

On and off rectal bleeding after bowel movements for the last 5 years. What type of doctor do I see?

Several: As I have said many times before on healthtap...No amount of bleeding from the rectum is normal or should be ignored. See either a colorectal surgeon or a good gastroenterologist and see them sooner rather than later. This needs to be properly evaluated, specially if you are over 50 or are at risk for colorectal cancer.. ...Read more

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Why have I had on and off rectal bleeding after bowel movement for the last 10 years?

Why have I had on and off rectal bleeding after bowel movement for the last 10 years?

See a doctor: Get an examination. Maybe hemorrhoids, but need evaluation for other things such as colon polyps or colon cancer. ...Read more

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Rectal bleeding after bowel movement. What could this indicate?

Rectal bleeding after bowel movement. What could this indicate?

Multiple causes: Anorectal disease, such as hemorrhoids, fistula, or fissure, and, of course, benign or malignant growths. You could also have bleeding from a small bowel abnormality called meckel's diverticulum. Other causes include diverticular disease or inflammatory bowel disease. If the blood is dark and not red, it could come from the upper GI tract, such as the stomach. Please seek an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Since I gave birth, I often have rectal bleeding when making a bowel movement?

Since I gave birth, I often have rectal bleeding when making a bowel movement?

Hemorrhoids: It may be hemorrhoids. Many women have this due to pregnancy and pushing during labor. Hemorrhoids can happen with constipation. It's very common. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water and eating lots of fiber. If there is discomfort, profuse bleeding, concerns or other questions, you should consult your doctor for a closer look. ...Read more

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Ever since I gave birth, I often have rectal bleeding when making a bowel movement. How do I treat this?

Ever since I gave birth, I often have rectal bleeding when making a bowel movement. How do I treat this?

Constipation: This is a common complaint. Typically, it is related to dehydration with breast feeding, narcotic pain medications and inadequate soluble fiber. Drink extra water and get 30 grams per day of fiber. Consider stool softener if on pain meds.
If persists, may have an anal fissure. ...Read more

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Over time does struggling to have a bowel movement cause rectal bleeding?

Over time does struggling to have a bowel movement cause rectal bleeding?

Probably: Very often straining during bowel movements can lead to flaring up of hemorrhoids or even small tears called fissures, both of which can bleed. But rectal bleeding should always be checked out thoroughly for other more serious possibilities. ...Read more

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What is causing to have an rectal bleeding in my bowel movement?

What is causing to have an rectal bleeding in my bowel movement?

Hemorroids&OTHERS: The commonest cause is hemorrhoids but the other causes are
1 rectal and colonic polyps
2 inflammatory bowel disease like crons disease and ulcerative colitis
3cancer of the colon and rectum
you need to have colonoscopy to find the cause. ...Read more

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Why would someone have blood in stool? I don't have insurance and can't afford a doctor. If I had a hard bowel movement right before, and it stops after, I should be ok, right?

Why would someone have blood in stool? I don't have insurance and can't afford a doctor. If I had a hard bowel movement right before, and it stops after, I should be ok, right?

Blood in the stool: Can be due to many things but also, sometimes we can get fooled by material that looks like blood. If you are having hard stools, the likely reason why you may have blood is either hemorrhoids or a rectal fissure. Eliminating the constipation can help stop the ectal fissurs from reforming but hemorrhoids are another matter. However, there are other more significant causes. Still try to be seen. ...Read more

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Hello doctor. I'm having deep pain during bowel movement. I also get belly pain and sometimes there is blood in stool. What can it be?

Hello doctor. I'm having deep pain during bowel movement. I also get belly pain and sometimes there is blood in stool. What can it be?

Need to examine: Blood in stool needs to be investigated. If it is bright red blood and you are having hard stools, it may be from a fissure or hemorrhoid. Take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. It would be prudent to see a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I've had left abdomen pain, occasional hard bowel movements and microscopic blood in stool. Now notice I have some small areas of black tar stool that I haven't yet told doctor. Her working differencal is IBS with diverticulitis. Is correct w/ tar?

I've had left abdomen pain, occasional hard bowel movements and microscopic blood in stool. Now notice I have some small areas of black tar stool that I haven't yet told doctor. Her working differencal is IBS with diverticulitis. Is correct w/ tar?

Melena: Black tarry stool, otherwise known as melena, can sometimes be due to diverticulitis, but certainly can be a sign of bleeding in the upper digestive tract. You should share this new finding with your doctor and see if it affects her working differential. You may need tests to rule out an upper gastrointestinal source of bleeding. Good luck. ...Read more

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I know this is going to sound insane but I have had bloody stool for a few years now. What is this. Too afraid for doctors visit also no longer having regular bowel movements. It looks like balls of puss when I try to have a bowel movement and it smells.

I know this is going to sound insane but I have had bloody stool for a few years now. What is this. Too afraid for doctors visit also no longer having regular bowel movements. It looks like balls of puss when I try to have a bowel movement and it smells.

See a doctor: There are many reasons for your symptoms, many of them treatable with simple solutions. In order to fully investigate, you need to see a doctor.

While it is understandable you are afraid, this is the only way to get much needed relief by determining what treatment you need. Only your doctor can determine this. ...Read more

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22 years old, I weigh about 100lbs. Light bleeding after bowel movements, possible causes and what tests should I ask for when I go into the doc?

22 years old, I weigh about 100lbs. Light bleeding after bowel movements, possible causes and what tests should I ask for when I go into the doc?

Tests: No worries about asking for specific tests, let the physician worry about tests. Common causes for bleeding after bowel movements are hemorrhoids or anal fissures. Sometimes the cause is never found. Rarely inflammatory bowel disease or tumors are involved in such symptoms. Make sure you have regular, soft BM's as constipation is almost always involved. Hydration and physical exercise are critical. ...Read more

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My 3 year old son has rectal bleeding when he has a bowel movement?

Constipation: Chronic and moderate severity is causing the rectal bleeding. You need to be aggressive with managing this problem. Else he will suffer from fecal soiling and UTI as a consequence. He will be scared to move his bowels especially with associated abdominal pain and rectal pain. Get him checked by his pediatrician. ...Read more

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Some bright red blood in stool 2 bowel movements. Have anal itching and straining during movements. Haven't had a movement since last night. No pain.

Some bright red blood in stool 2 bowel movements. Have anal itching and straining during movements. Haven't had a movement since last night. No pain.

Hemorrhoids: Likely hemorrhoids. Stool softeners and plenty of water may help. Consider discussing with your physician. If worsening could see a gastroenterology (GI) specialist. ...Read more

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Past 2 days I have a painful small lump near my anus. Does not bleed. Pains when I sit and during bowel movement. I had tight and hard stool for past 3days. What should I do doctor. Iam a 24 year old girl from india, mumbai. Any medicine you can prescribe me? I

Past 2 days I have a painful small lump near my anus. Does not bleed. Pains when I sit and during bowel movement. I had tight and hard stool for past 3days. What should I do doctor. Iam a 24 year old girl from india, mumbai. Any medicine you can prescribe me? I

See a doctor please: Not sure what is the lump you have, might be hemorrhoids, you may a fissure as well, stool softeners and local analgesic hemorrhoids cream till you get examined would help, goodluck, ...Read more

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Spotty Rectal bleeding (pink) after a constipated bowel movement yesterday. Just smudges on underwear. No pain. Should I be concerned? What to do?

Spotty Rectal bleeding (pink) after a constipated bowel movement yesterday. Just smudges on underwear. No pain. Should I be concerned? What to do?

Yes: Take more fluids, prunes, stool softeners for now, and see Md for stool exam in a week or so, to be sure no occult continued bleeding.
May have been a one time item, BUT be sure.
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Rectal bleeding? Blood comes out well after bowel movement. At most hour after. Had sigmoidoscopy done weeks back. Nothing found, no col cancer fam his

Rectal bleeding? Blood comes out well after bowel movement. At most hour after. Had sigmoidoscopy done weeks back. Nothing found, no col cancer fam his

Most likely: Cause is internal hemorrhoids. But it could be something more serious such as tumor, infection, or Crohn's disease. Discuss with your doctor who did the sigmoidoscopy. ...Read more

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When I have a bowel movement that has hard bits in it (bit nails, nuts), it doesn't matter if it is hard or soft, I get itching and often rectal bleeding from hemorrhoids. Other than not being constipated, how can I relieve the itch from hemorrhoids?

When I have a bowel movement that has hard bits in it (bit nails, nuts), it doesn't matter if it is hard or soft, I get itching and often rectal bleeding from hemorrhoids. Other than not being constipated, how can I relieve the itch from hemorrhoids?

Itchy hemorrhoids: You might check about your fiber intake in your diet and how much water are you drinking daily. This should help to loosen your BMs. About the itch, you might try using a hemorrhoidal cream with steroids and do Sitz baths. ...Read more

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21yr old male, could this be colon cancer? Blood on stool, Rectal bleeding (bright red/darker at times,) painful bowel movement, big & hard stool, etc.

21yr old male, could this be colon cancer? Blood on stool, Rectal bleeding (bright red/darker at times,) painful bowel movement, big & hard stool, etc.

Chronic constipation: Chronic constipation can lead to hemorroidal bleeding and fecal impaction Once the stool is hard and large, medications are generally not effective initially. Treatment consists of preventing constipation through diet, bowel retraining and stool softeners. To get things moving at the beginning of treatment, Fleets enema may be necessary. Without a strong family history, cancer would be uncommon. ...Read more

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I have rectal bleeding with every movement  & now bleed sometimes when passing wind, my doc said hemorrhoids but I'm getting really worried. I'm 24?

I have rectal bleeding with every movement  & now bleed sometimes when passing wind, my doc said hemorrhoids but I'm getting really worried. I'm 24?

Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids is till the most likely diagnosis, but the amount of bleeding can be worrisome. Best to return to your doctor, or consider seeing a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing bloody stool. The following also describe me: Painful bowel movements, Constipation, Rectal bleeding, and Blood on toilet tissue. Wh?

I am experiencing bloody stool. The following also describe me: Painful bowel movements, Constipation, Rectal bleeding, and Blood on toilet tissue. Wh?

Colitis?: These symptoms are typical of inflammation of the colon (colitis), rectum (proctitis), or both (proctocolitis). The most common cause is inflammatory bowel disease, e.g. ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease, but there are other possibilities, including various infections. This is serious business; see a doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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