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If theres a little bit of bleeding from the rectum, but not in the feces, should I get it checked?

If theres a little bit of bleeding from the rectum, but not in the feces, should I get it checked?

Yes: Bleeding from the rectum should always be followed up and you should ask your doctor what the next best step is. It may be something as simple as a hemorrhoid, but your doctor will want to make sure it isn't anything worse. ...Read more

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The rectum is the last portion of the GI tract where the colon ends. It is heavily muscled and generally remains contacted to control the colonic contents but is under conscious control when a ...Read more


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My rectum is itchy and I bleed a little when I excrete feces, what do I do?

My rectum is itchy and I bleed a little when I excrete feces, what do I do?

See below: A common cause of anal itching in adults is called pruritus ani, leaving pinpoint spots of blood on the tissue from superficial skin inflammation. The most common causes are caffeine and excess moisture. Eliminate caffeine and keep the area dry with corn starch powder, not talcum powder. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have light bleeding from the rectum after small bowel resection? It seems to be round the feces but not in it. There's no pain.

Is it normal to have light bleeding from the rectum after small bowel resection? It seems to be round the feces but not in it. There's no  pain.

Maybe: Slight bleeding could be from hemorrhoids or other anal condition. Cirrhosis can cause abnormally enlarged veins to occur in the gastrointestinal tract that could bleed. Best not to wonder & best is to contact your own surgeon who performed the surgery to get proper information for your own specific situation & conditions. ...Read more

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Symptoms: minor rectal bleeding (presumably at anus, red blood), painful defection (pain in rectum/anus area), feces of extremely huge size. Pain during prolong sitting. If sigmoidoscopy is required?

Symptoms: minor rectal bleeding (presumably at anus, red blood), painful defection (pain in rectum/anus area), feces of extremely huge size. Pain during prolong sitting. If sigmoidoscopy is required?

Depends: If the doctor is unable to identify the issue or cause of the problem with an external examination of the anal area, then a sigmoidoscopy may be indicated. Ask your doctor why it is indicated for you, if that is their recommendation. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm currently under investigation for possible chrones. This evening I'm bleeding a lot from rectum and got r/s abdo pain. Very loose stool ?

Hi. I'm currently under investigation for possible chrones. This evening I'm bleeding a lot from rectum and got r/s abdo pain. Very loose stool   ?

ER: Please go to the ER. We do not want something bad happening to you that can be avoided. If you are being worked up for crohns and you have these symptoms you could be in an active flair. Please go now. ...Read more

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How can I treat a tear in my rectum?It's not bleeding. I feel something tearing everytime i go. Stool is soft.I have weak pelvic floor.

How can I treat a tear in my rectum?It's not bleeding. I feel something tearing everytime i go. Stool is soft.I have weak pelvic floor.

See your doctor: An examination is indicated if there is a sensation of tearing with bowel movements. A weak pelvic floor really shouldn't contribute to tearing in this manner. Visualization of what is occurring is the key to evaluating this type of problem. ...Read more

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Rectal bleeding. Started out with burning/itching and blood on tp now blood is on stool too. Small amounts each time. is red blood always from rectum?

Rectal bleeding. Started out with burning/itching and blood on tp now blood is on stool too. Small amounts each time. is red blood always from rectum?

Anal canal: When blood is seen as bright red on toilet paper and then on stool the site is low rectum anal canal. The most common cause is a fissure or hemorrhoids. At 23 years of age one doesn't think of anal or rectal cancer. A digital exam and evaluation of the area of internal and external hemorrhoids should resolve the issue. ...Read more

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Hi. Lately when I have bowel movements they are a reddish color and I'm not bleeding from my rectum. Why is my stool turning red?

Hi. Lately when I have bowel movements they are a reddish color and I'm not bleeding from my rectum. Why is my stool turning red?

Red color: can come from red foods, such as beets or red dye. You need to make sure that it is not blood mixed with stool. Have your doctor test stool for occult blood. ...Read more

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Passing stool I've had rectum bleeding on toilet paper after wipe no blood and I've noticed on my stool theres blood anal fissure? or hemorrhoids ?

Passing stool I've had rectum bleeding on toilet paper after wipe no blood and I've noticed on my stool theres blood anal fissure? or hemorrhoids ?

Blood in stool: Blood in the stool is called hematochezia, and there are several causes for this. Small amounts of bright red blood in the stool is commonly caused by damage to the blood vessels lining the rectum from constipation or other trauma. Rectal bleeding associated with large amounts of blood, weight loss, fever, vomiting, weakness, etc. is cause for concern and should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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I have severe inflamation in my rectum. I bleed everytime i try to poo and rarely do a solid faeces. Ive had colonoscopy and biopsies taken ?

I have severe inflamation in my rectum. I bleed everytime i try to poo and rarely do a solid faeces.  Ive had colonoscopy and biopsies taken ?

Await biopsy report: The biopsy report should give you the answer or at least suggest several possibilities for your physician to consider. The source of bleeding can be as simple as hemorrhoids but can also be a local ulcer or something more aggressive. ...Read more

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What could be wrong with someone who drinks plenty of water & is constipated & has issues with feces sitting in the rectum unable to push it all out?

What could be wrong with someone who drinks plenty of water & is constipated &  has issues with feces sitting in the rectum unable to push it all out?

Weak muscles: The muscles of the rectum could be weak and cause these symptoms. A rectocele is the result of these muscles being weak. A colorectal surgeon could help possibly address this issue further. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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My friend tried prostate massage and found sticky blood mixed with feces in his rectum. The blood did not flow out. Did he damage his prostate or anus?

My friend tried prostate massage and found sticky blood mixed with feces in his rectum. The blood did not flow out. Did he damage his prostate or anus?

I do not know: But blood from the rectum is not normal, so in all likelihood his attempt at prostate massage caused some minor bleeding/inflammation of his rectal mucosa. If the bleeding persists, he needs to see the GI Dr. Good luck. ...Read more

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When i defecate i find it hard to release stool ... Half of the feces get released from rectum and when i try to release it re-enter inside rectum.why?

When i defecate i find it hard to release stool ... Half of the feces get released from rectum and when i try to release it re-enter inside rectum.why?

Rectal prolapse: Your symptoms are suggesting rectal prolapse that is essentially sliding of the lining of your rectum that is sticking out and than re-enters. Try to avoid constipation, make sure your thyroid condition is controlled. To avoid constipation remember that besides diet, hydration and physical exercise are critical. Do mention it to your doc at next visit. ...Read more

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41 wks preg. Took 2 fleet enemas-held in @ same time, 5 mins, 12 hrs ago. Feces stuck in rectum 2nite, did another 2. Then saw warnings-am I/baby ok?

41 wks preg. Took 2 fleet enemas-held in @ same time, 5 mins, 12 hrs ago. Feces stuck in rectum 2nite, did another 2. Then saw warnings-am I/baby ok?

Enemas: If you didn't induce uterine cramps there was no adverse effects on your pregnancy. It's best to avoid vigorous enemas at this time. Try increasing fiber intake and good daily water intake. Add a daily stool softener.Ask your OB for further advice about glycerin rectal suppositories or dulcolax rectal suppository use as needed. ...Read more

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Delivered in june 2012, had 3rd degree tear. For the last 2 months I have a feces odor from vaginal. The wall between vag&rectum are paper thin. Help

Delivered in june 2012, had 3rd degree tear. For the last 2 months I have a feces odor from vaginal. The wall between vag&rectum are paper thin.  Help

Fistula: I am concerned that you have a rectovaginal fistula. A small tract from the rectum into the vaginal. You need to see a gyn that specializes in fistula repair. You want to find someone in a major city that does many of these types of surgeries. ...Read more

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I smell like feces and i don't know why. My proctologist told me there's nothing wrong with my rectum. Does it have to do with my but muscles?

I smell like feces and i don't know why. My proctologist told me there's nothing wrong with my rectum. Does it have to do with my but muscles?

It could just be: In your mind. Real smell or taste of feces would be a very rare condition of severe intestinal obstruction in which the feces would back up or reflux to the small intestine, stomach & esophagus. Or perhaps acid reflux may contribute to your symptom. Take care! ...Read more

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Would a perforated rectum allow you to pass gas and feces normally without pain?

Probably not...: ...but would you care to clarify for us your concerns and risks please? ...Read more

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I smell like feces and fish and it's coming from my rectum. I went to a proctologist and told me i had nothing wrong. I don't know what it is any ideas?

Diet and BeanO: One cause for bad odors in your eliminations can be your diet - the foods you eat combine with the intestinal organisms (bacteria) to create bad odors. Probiotics can help regulate or recolonize your intestinal tract with "healthy bacteria". Another trick is to take alpha-galactosidase pills (for example, "beano"), which reduce the the amount and odor of gas that you pass. ...Read more

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