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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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Intestine (Definition)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dr. Jason Campbell
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Rectal Bleeding (Definition)

Rectal bleeding is a symptom in which a person has blood coming out of his anus, either during bowel movements (when he poops) and/or at other times. The bleeding can be from ...Read more


Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more